Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 142, Issue 3, pp 307–310

Isolation and characterization ofSporomusa acidovorans sp. nov., a methylotrophic homoacetogenic bacterium


  • Bernard Ollivier
    • Laboratoire de Microbiologie ORSTOMUniversité de Provence
  • Ralf Cordruwisch
    • Laboratoire de Microbiologie ORSTOMUniversité de Provence
  • Anna Lombardo
    • Istituto di Biologia del Mare
  • Jean-Louis Garcia
    • Laboratoire de Microbiologie ORSTOMUniversité de Provence
Original Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00693409

Cite this article as:
Ollivier, B., Cordruwisch, R., Lombardo, A. et al. Arch. Microbiol. (1985) 142: 307. doi:10.1007/BF00693409


Sporomusa acidovorans sp.nov. was isolated from a pilot fermenter inoculated with effluent sample from the alcohol distillation industry. The isolate was a Gram-negative, motile, curved, spore-forming rod. The DNA base composition was 42% G+C. The temperature range for growth was 20 to 40°C, with an optimum at 35°C; growth occurred within a pH range of 5.4 to 7.5, with an optimum at pH 6.5. Growth substrates included methanol, H2−CO2, formate, fructose, ribose, fumarate, succinate and glycerol. Yeast extract was required for growth. The organism performed the homoacetogenic reaction.

Key words

Sporomusa acidovoransHomoacetogenesisMethanolHydrogenFructose

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