Methylocella tundrae sp. nov., a novel methanotrophic bacterium from acidic tundra peatlands.

@article{Dedysh2004MethylocellaTS,
  title={Methylocella tundrae sp. nov., a novel methanotrophic bacterium from acidic tundra peatlands.},
  author={Svetlana N Dedysh and Yulia Y Berestovskaya and Lina V Vasylieva and Svetlana E. Belova and Valentina N. Khmelenina and Natalia E. Suzina and Yuri Aleksandrovich Trotsenko and Werner Liesack and George A. Zavarzin},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 Pt 1},
  pages={151-6}
}
A novel species, Methylocella tundrae, is proposed for three methanotrophic strains (T4T, TCh1 and TY1) isolated from acidic Sphagnum tundra peatlands. These strains are aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile, dinitrogen-fixing rods that possess a soluble methane monooxygenase and utilize the serine pathway for carbon assimilation. Strains T4T, TCh1 and TY1 are moderately acidophilic organisms capable of growth between pH 4.2 and 7.5 (optimum 5.5-6.0) and between 5 and 30 degrees C (optimum 15… CONTINUE READING