Biochemical Test of Bacillus anthracis

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Last Updated on January 2, 2020 by Sagar Aryal

Biochemical Test of Bacillus anthracis

­Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Bacillus anthracis)
CatalasePositive (+ve)
GasNegative (-ve)
Gelatin HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
Gram StainingPositive (+ve)
HemolysisNegative (-ve)
IndolePositive (+ve)
MotilityNegative (-ve)
Nitrate ReductionPositive (+ve)
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
PigmentNegative (-ve)
SporePositive (+ve)
UreaseNegative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

AdonitolNegative (-ve)
ArabinoseNegative (-ve)
ArabitolNegative (-ve)
CellobioseNegative (-ve)
DulcitolNegative (-ve)
ErythritolNegative (-ve)
GalactoseNegative (-ve)
GlucosePositive (+ve)
GlycerolNegative (-ve)
GlycogenPositive (+ve)
InositolNegative (-ve)
InulinNegative (-ve)
LactoseNegative (-ve)
MaltosePositive (+ve)
MannitolNegative (-ve)
MannoseNegative (-ve)
MelibioseNegative (-ve)
RaffinoseNegative (-ve)
RhamnoseNegative (-ve)
RibosePositive (+ve)
SalicinNegative (-ve)
SorbitolNegative (-ve)
StarchPositive (+ve)
SucrosePositive (+ve)
TrehalosePositive (+ve)
XyloseNegative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Arginine DehydrolasePositive (+ve)
Casein HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
Esculin HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
LysineNegative (-ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
Phenylalanine DeaminaseNegative (-ve)
Tyrosine HydrolysisNegative (-ve)


Figure: Bacillus anthracis Gram Stain; Source: Wikipedia

Biochemical Test of Bacillus anthracis

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