Biochemical Test of Aeromonas caviae

Biochemical Test of Aeromonas caviae

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Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic Characteristics Properties (Aeromonas caviae)
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Positive (+ve)
Flagella Variable (+/-)
Gas Negative (-ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Gram Staining Gram negative
Growth in KCN Positive (+ve)
Growth in 0% NaCl Positive (+ve)
Growth in 3% NaCl Positive (+ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Hemolysis Variable (+/-)
Indole Positive (+ve)
Motility Variable (+/-)
Nitrate Reduction Positive (+ve)
Oxidase Positive (+ve)
Shape Rod
Spore Negative (-ve)
String Test Negative (-ve)
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Negative (-ve)

Fermentation of

Adonitol Negative (-ve)
Arabinose Positive (+ve)
Arabitol Negative (-ve)
Cellobiose Variable (+/-)
DNase Positive (+ve)
Dulcitol Negative (-ve)
Erythritol Negative (-ve)
Glucose (gas) Negative (-ve)
Glycerol Variable (+/-)
Inositol Negative (-ve)
Lactose Variable (+/-)
Malonate Negative (-ve)
Maltose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Positive (+ve)
Mannose Variable (+/-)
Melibiose Negative (-ve)
Mucate Negative (-ve)
Phenylpyruvic acid production Positive (+ve)
Raffinose Negative (-ve)
Rhamnose Negative (-ve)
Salicin Positive (+ve)
Sorbitol Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Positive (+ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Negative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Acetate Utilization Positive (+ve)
Arbutin Positive (+ve)
Arginine Dehydrolase Positive (+ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Elastase Negative (-ve)
Lipase Variable (+/-)
Lysine Negative (-ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase) Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Negative (-ve)


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