Biochemical Test of Acinetobacter baumannii

Biochemical Test of Acinetobacter baumannii

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Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic Characteristics Properties (Acinetobacter baumannii)
Bile Solubility Negative (-ve)
Capsule Capsulated
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Positive (+ve)
Coagulase Negative (-ve)
Flagella Non-Flagellated
Gas Negative (-ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Negative (-ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Hemolysis Negative (-ve)
Indole Negative (-ve)
Motility Non-Motile
MR (Methyl Red) Negative (-ve)
Nitrate Reduction Negative (-ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Non- Fermentative (Oxidative)
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Pigment Negative (-ve)
Shape Coccobacillus
Spore Non-Sporing
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Negative (-ve)

Fermentation of

DNase Negative (-ve)
Galactose Positive (+ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Lactate Variable (+/-)
Lactose Mostly Negative (-ve), Some Positive (+ve)
Malonate Positive (+ve)
Maltose Variable (+/-)
Mannitol Negative (-ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Rhamnose Positive (+ve)
Sucrose Negative (-ve)
Xylose Positive (+ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Arginine Dehydrolase Positive (+ve)
Azelate Positive (+ve)
Beta Lactamase Positive (+ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Histamine Negative (-ve)
Histidine Positive (+ve)
Leucine Positive (+ve)
Lysine Variable (+/-)
Malate Positive (+ve)
Phenylalanine Deaminase Positive (+ve)
Tyrosine Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)

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Sagar Aryal

Sagar Aryal is a microbiologist and a scientific blogger. He is doing his Ph.D. at the Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was awarded the DAAD Research Grant to conduct part of his Ph.D. research work for two years (2019-2021) at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrucken, Germany. Sagar is interested in research on actinobacteria, myxobacteria, and natural products. He is the Research Head of the Department of Natural Products, Kathmandu Research Institute for Biological Sciences (KRIBS), Lalitpur, Nepal. Sagar has more than ten years of experience in blogging, content writing, and SEO. Sagar was awarded the SfAM Communications Award 2015: Professional Communicator Category from the Society for Applied Microbiology (Now: Applied Microbiology International), Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK).

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