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 attended St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal, to complete his Master of Science in Microbiology. He worked as a Lecturer at St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal, from Feb 2015 to June 2019. After teaching microbiology for more than four years, he joined the Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, to pursue his Ph.D. in collaboration with Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrucken, Germany. He is interested in research on actinobacteria, myxobacteria, and natural products. He has published more than 15 research articles and book chapters in international journals and well-renowned publishers.

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