Methanosarcina mazei (Barker) Mah and Kuhn (ATCC® BAA-159)

Strain Designations: DSM 3647 [Go1, OCM 88]  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations DSM 3647 [Go1, OCM 88]
Sewage plant, Gottingen, Germany, 1978
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
Genome Sequenced Strain

Methanosarcina mazei strain Goe1, complete genome

Type Strain no
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 2467: MS - OCM Base Medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic; 80%H2-20%CO2
Name of Depositor F Widdel
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--F Widdel<<--DSMZ
Sewage plant, Gottingen, Germany, 1978
Year of Origin 1978

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.

Jussofie A, et al. Methane formation from methanol and molecular hydrogen by protoplasts of new methanogenic isolates and inhibition by dicyclohexylcarbodiimide. Arch. Microbiol. 146: 245-249, 1986.

Deppenmeier U, et al. A methyl-CoM methylreductase system from methanogenic bacterium strain Go 1 not requiring ATP for activity. FEBS Lett. 241: 60-64, 1988.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AE008384 Methanosarcina mazei strain Goe1, complete genome

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