DSMZ 120 . METHANOSARCINA MEDIUM

Official DSMZ medium: This medium was manually curated by experts from the DSMZ.

Culture medium recipe

Vol.
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Equipment needed: Filter Autoclave Hungate tubes Gassing station
Compound Amount Unit Conc. [g/L] Conc. [mM]
K2HPO4 0.35 g 0.345 1.982
KH2PO4 0.23 g 0.227 1.667
NH4Cl 0.50 g 0.493 9.218
MgSO4 x 7 H2O 0.50 g 0.493 2.001
CaCl2 x 2 H2O 0.25 g 0.247 1.677
NaCl 2.25 g 2.219 37.97
FeSO4 x 7 H2O
(0.1% w/v in 0.1 N H2SO4)
2.00 ml 0.002 0.007
Trace element solution SL-10 1.00 ml - -
Yeast extract
(OXOID)
2.00 g 1.972 -
Casitone
(BD BBL)
2.00 g 1.972 -
Na-acetate 2.50 g 2.465 30.055
Sodium resazurin
(0.1% w/v)
0.50 ml 4.9e-4 0.002
NaHCO3 2.00 g 1.972 23.479
Methanol 10.00 ml 7.811 243.763
Wolin's vitamin solution (10x) 1.00 ml - -
L-Cysteine HCl x H2O 0.30 g 0.296 1.685
Na2S x 9 H2O 0.30 g 0.296 1.232
Distilled water 1000.00 ml - -
1 Dissolve ingredients (except bicarbonate, vitamins, methanol, cysteine and sulfide) and sparge medium with 80% N2 and 20% CO2 gas mixture for 30 - 45 min to make it anoxic. Then add and dissolve bicarbonate, adjust pH to 6.5 and dispense medium under 80% N2 and 20% CO2 gas atmosphere into anoxic Hungate-type tubes or serum vials to 30% of their volume and autoclave. Methanol (50% v/v stock solution) and the reducing agents are each autoclaved separately under 100% N2 gas atmosphere as concentrated solutions in tightly closed tubes. Vitamins are prepared under 100% N2 gas atmosphere and sterilized by filtration. Appropriate volumes of the stock solutions are injected into the sterile medium with hypodermic syringes. Adjust pH of the complete medium to 6.8 - 7.0, if necessary.
Solution occurs in 263 other media (first defined in Medium 320).
Compound Amount Unit Conc. [g/L] Conc. [mM]
HCl
(25%)
10.0 ml 2.5 68.568
FeCl2 x 4 H2O 1.5 g 1.5 7.545
ZnCl2 70.0 mg 0.07 0.514
MnCl2 x 4 H2O 100.0 mg 0.1 0.505
H3BO3 6.0 mg 0.006 0.097
CoCl2 x 6 H2O 190.0 mg 0.19 1.463
CuCl2 x 2 H2O 2.0 mg 0.002 0.012
NiCl2 x 6 H2O 24.0 mg 0.024 0.185
Na2MoO4 x 2 H2O 36.0 mg 0.036 0.149
Distilled water 990.0 ml - -
1 First dissolve FeCl2 in the HCl, then dilute in water, add and dissolve the other salts. Finally make up to 1000.00 ml.
Solution occurs in 299 other media (first defined in Medium 120).
Compound Amount Unit Conc. [g/L] Conc. [mM]
Biotin 20 mg 0.02 0.082
Folic acid 20 mg 0.02 0.045
Pyridoxine hydrochloride 100 mg 0.1 0.486
Thiamine HCl 50 mg 0.05 0.148
Riboflavin 50 mg 0.05 0.133
Nicotinic acid 50 mg 0.05 0.406
Calcium D-(+)-pantothenate 50 mg 0.05 0.21
Vitamin B12 1 mg 1.0e-3 7.4e-4
p-Aminobenzoic acid 50 mg 0.05 0.365
(DL)-alpha-Lipoic acid 50 mg 0.05 0.242
Distilled water 1000 ml - -

Metadata

Last modified: 06.09.22
Source: DSMZ
Taxonomic range:  Archaea
Medium type: Complex medium
Final pH: 6.8 - 7.0
Equipment needed: Autoclave, Filter, Gassing station, Hungate tubes
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Gas composition

  • 100 % N2
  • 20 % CO2

Detailed instructions for the cultivation of anaerobes including important warnings can be found in the cultivation instructions .

Associated strains

All strains for this medium: 24
Strains with modifications: 6

Molecular composition

Compound Conc. [g/L] Conc. [mM]
Methanol 7.811 243.763
Na-acetate 2.465 30.055
NaCl 2.219 37.97
NaHCO3 1.972 23.479
Yeast extract 1.972 -
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Cultivation metadata from 24 strains BacDive

halophily non-halophilic 1 strain
pH 6 - 8 1 strain
pH 4 - 6 1 strain
pH 8 - 10 1 strain
phyla 1 24 strains
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