Biochemical Test of Aeromonas hydrophila

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Sagar Aryal

Biochemical Test of Aeromonas hydrophila

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Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic Characteristics Properties (Aeromonas hydrophila)
Capsule -ve
Catalase +ve
Citrate +ve
Flagella +ve
Gas +ve
Gelatin Hydrolysis +ve
Gram Staining Gram-negative
H2S +ve
Hemolysis +ve
Indole +ve
Maximum Growth Temperature 41°C
Motility +ve
Nitrate Reduction +ve
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Fermentative
Oxidase +ve
Oxygen Requirement Facultative Anaerobe
Shape Rod
Spore -ve
String Test -ve
TSIA (Triple Sugar Iron Agar) Alkali/Acid
Urease -ve
VP (Voges Proskauer) +ve

Fermentation of

Arabinose Variable
Arabitol -ve
DNase +ve
Dulcitol -ve
Erythritol -ve
Glucose +ve
Gluconate Variable
Lactose Variable
Mannitol +ve
Mucate -ve
Rhamnose -ve
Sorbitol -ve
Sucrose +ve
Trehalose +ve
Xylose -ve

Enzymatic Reactions

Arbutin +ve
Arginine Dehydrolase +ve
Elastase +ve
Esculin Hydrolysis +ve
Lysine Decarboxylase +ve
Ornithine Decarboxylase -ve
Pectinase +ve
Phenylalanine Deaminase -ve
Pyrazinamidase +ve


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