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Methanosarcina mazei (Barker) Mah and Kuhn (ATCC® 43340)

Strain Designations: C16 [DSM 3318]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Methanococcus frisius Blotevogel et al.
Strain Designations C16 [DSM 3318]
Shoal mud, West Germany
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes (type strain of Methanococcus frisius)
Medium ATCC® Medium 1439: Methanogenium medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37.0°C
Atmosphere: Under a gas mixture of 80% H2, 20% CO2
Name of Depositor KH Blotevogel
Shoal mud, West Germany

Blotevogel KH, Fischer U. Transfer of Methanococcus frisius to the genus Methanosarcina as Methanosarcina frisia comb. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 39: 91-92, 1989.

Blotevogel KH, et al. Methanococcus frisius sp.nov., a new methylotrophic marine methanogen. Can. J. Microbiol. 32: 127-131, 1986.

Validation list no. 22. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 36: 573-576, 1986.

Maestrojuan GM, et al. Taxonomy and halotolerance of mesophilic Methanosarcina strains, assignment of strains to species, and synonymy of Methanosarcina mazei and Methanosarcina frisia. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 42: 561-567, 1992.

type strain of Methanococcus frisius

type strain of Methanococcus frisius

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