Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 6882

Type strain: Yes

Species: Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus

Strain Designation: Delta H, DeltaH

Culture col. no.: DSM 1053, ATCC 29096, JCM 10044, NBRC 100330

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@ref: 387

BacDive-ID: 6882

DSM-Number: 1053

keywords: anaerobe, Archaea, genome sequence, thermophilic

description: Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus Delta H is an anaerobe, thermophilic archaeon that was isolated from sewage sludge.

strain history: <- J. G. Zeikus, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA; DeltaH <- J. G. Zeikus {1971}

doi: 10.13145/bacdive6882.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/archaea
  • keyword: phylum/euryarchaeota
  • domain: Archaea
  • phylum: Euryarchaeota
  • class: Methanobacteria
  • order: Methanobacteriales
  • family: Methanobacteriaceae
  • genus: Methanobacterium
  • species: Methanobacterium thermautotrophicum
  • full scientific name: Methanobacterium thermautotrophicum corrig. Zeikus and Wolfe 1972 (Approved Lists 1980)
  • synonyms

    20215Methanobacterium thermalcaliphilum
    20215Methanobacterium thermoalkaliphilum
    20215Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicus
    20215Methanobacterium thermoalcaliphilum
    20215Methanobacterium thermoformicicum
    20215Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum
    20215Methanothermobacter thermoautotrophicus
    20215Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus

@ref: 387

domain: Archaea

phylum: Euryarchaeota

class: Methanobacteria

order: Methanobacteriales

family: Methanobacteriaceae

genus: Methanothermobacter

species: Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus

full scientific name: Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus (Zeikus and Wolfe 1972) Wasserfallen et al. 2000

strain designation: Delta H, DeltaH

type strain: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

387METHANOBACTERIUM MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 119), anaerobicyes

culture temp

  • @ref: 387
  • growth: positive
  • type: growth
  • temperature: 65
  • range: thermophilic

Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 387
  • oxygen tolerance: anaerobe

compound production

3877,8 didemethyl-8-hydroxy-5-deazariboflavin
387coenzyme F420

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 387
  • sample type: sewage sludge
  • geographic location: Illinois, Urbana
  • country: USA
  • USA
  • continent: North America

isolation source categories

  • Cat1: #Engineered
  • Cat2: #Waste
  • Cat3: #Sewage sludge

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 387
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus UBA12174GCA_013330715scaffoldncbi145262
66792Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus UBA12524GCA_013330375scaffoldncbi145262
66792Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus strain Marburg145262.17plasmidpatric145262
66792Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus strain THF145262.15plasmidpatric145262
66792Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus strain Z-245145262.16plasmidpatric145262
66792Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus strain ZH3145262.14plasmidpatric145262

GC content


External links

@ref: 387

culture collection no.: DSM 1053, ATCC 29096, JCM 10044, NBRC 100330

straininfo link



387Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 1053)
20215D.Gleim, M.Kracht, N.Weiss et. al. Nomenclature Up-to-date - compilation of all names of Bacteria and Archaea, validly published according to the Bacteriological Code since 1. Jan. 1980, and validly published nomenclatural changes since
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmann annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)