Puritan at ECCMID
 

« Previous article
Symmetric M1 –...

18th September 2017  Content supplied by: NCIMB Ltd

Novel Marine Methylotrophs added to the National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria


Novel Marine Methylotrophs added to NCIMBFour novel species of methylotrophs have been added to the National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria.  They are NCIMB 15078 Methyloceanibacter methanicus;  NCIMB 15077 Methyloceanibacter stevinii; NCIMB 15076 Methyloceanibacter superfactus and NCIMB 15075 Methyloceanibacter marginalis.

The four type strains were deposited by Bran Vekeman from the Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Gent. They were isolated from North Sea sediment.

Marine methylotrophs play a key role in the carbon cycle by metabolizing reduced one-carbon compounds that are found in high concentrations in marine environments. More information about the new species can be found in the paper: Vekeman et al 2016, New Methyloceanibacter diversity from North Sea sediments includes methanotroph containing soley the soluble methane monoozygenase. Environ Microbiol. Doi: 10. 1111/1462-2920. 13485.

The authors state that despite their crucial role in marine carbon cycling, to date only a handful of marine methanol oxidizers and even fewer methane oxidizers, have been isolated and physiologically characterized.

NCIMB manages the UK’s National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria: the UK’s biggest repository for reference strains of environmental and industrially useful bacteria, plasmids and bacteriophages. The collection is continuously expanding as a result of new accessions from the international research community and includes many strains that have applications within the pharmaceutical and personal care sectors.

To purchase strains or for information on how to deposit strains with NCIMB contact culturecollection@ncimb.com or visit our culture collection pages www.ncimb.com


Share on:

Date Published: 18th September 2017

Source article link: View


View full company details


Related news




Visit Booth D37 at ECCMID to meet the MWE Team
 

Showcasing molecular diagnostic kits for clinical and food labs
 

Compare Microbiology Products
 

Water Microbiology a rapidmicrobiology special focus
 

Watch Webinar
 

Get our eNewsletter
Over 7,000 microbiology professionals get our weekly eNewsletter - subscribe now and find out why!

LATEST MICROBIOLOGY NEWS

MICROBIOLOGY EVENTS