Biochemical Test of Burkholderia cepacia

Biochemical Test of Burkholderia cepacia

a: Burkholderia cepacia ATCC (Image Source: ATCC)

b: Burkholderia cepacia (Image Source: Rapid Microbiology)

c: Burkholderia cepacia (Image Source: OMICS International)

d: Burkholderia cepacia complex from respiratory secretions of patients with cystic fibrosis (Image Source: Thermo Scientific)

e: Scanning Electron Micrograph of Burkholderia cepacia (Image Source: Wikipedia)

f: Burkholderia cepacia gram stain (Image Source: DOI: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.005081)

Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic Characteristics Properties (Burkholderia cepacia)
Bacteriocin Positive (+ve)
Capsule Positive (+ve)
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Positive (+ve)
Flagella Positive (+ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Variable
Gram Staining Gram-stain-negative
Hemolysis Negative (-ve)
Motility Positive(+ve)
Nitrate Reduction Negative (-ve)
Oxidase Variable
Pigment Positive (+ve)
Shape                   Straight or curved rods
Spore Negative (-ve)
Urease Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Adonitol Positive (+ve)
Amygdalin Positive (+ve)
Arabinose Positive (+ve)
Arabitol Positive (+ve)
Arbutin Positive (+ve)
Cellobiose Variable
Dulcitol Positive (+ve)
Erythritol Negative (-ve)
Fucose Positive (+ve)
Glucosamine Positive (+ve)
2-Ketogluconate Positive (+ve)
5-Ketogluconate Positive (+ve)
Lactose Negative (-ve)
Malonate Positive (+ve)
Maltose Variable
Melibiose Variable
Mucate Positive (+ve)
N-Acetylglucosamine Positive (+ve)
Raffinose Variable
Rhamnose Variable
Ribose Positive (+ve)
Salicin Positive (+ve)
Starch Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Variable
Tagatose Positive (+ve)
Tartrate Positive (+ve)
Trehalose Negative (-ve)
Xylose Variable

Enzymatic Reactions

Arginine Dihydrolase Negative (-ve)
Beta Lactamase Positive (+ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase) Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Variable
Phospholipase C Positive (+ve)
Protease Positive (+ve)

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