Biochemical Test of Burkholderia cepacia

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Last Updated on January 14, 2020 by Sagar Aryal

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 CharacteristicsProperties (Burkholderia cepacia)
BacteriocinPositive (+ve)
CapsulePositive (+ve)
CatalasePositive (+ve)
CitratePositive (+ve)
FlagellaPositive (+ve)
Gelatin HydrolysisVariable
Gram StainingGram-stain-negative
HemolysisNegative (-ve)
MotilityPositive(+ve)
Nitrate ReductionNegative (-ve)
OxidaseVariable
PigmentPositive (+ve)
Shape                  Straight or curved rods
SporeNegative (-ve)
UreasePositive (+ve)

Fermentation of

AdonitolPositive (+ve)
AmygdalinPositive (+ve)
ArabinosePositive (+ve)
ArabitolPositive (+ve)
ArbutinPositive (+ve)
CellobioseVariable
DulcitolPositive (+ve)
ErythritolNegative (-ve)
FucosePositive (+ve)
GlucosaminePositive (+ve)
2-KetogluconatePositive (+ve)
5-KetogluconatePositive (+ve)
LactoseNegative (-ve)
MalonatePositive (+ve)
MaltoseVariable
MelibioseVariable
MucatePositive (+ve)
N-AcetylglucosaminePositive (+ve)
RaffinoseVariable
RhamnoseVariable
RibosePositive (+ve)
SalicinPositive (+ve)
StarchNegative (-ve)
SucroseVariable
TagatosePositive (+ve)
TartratePositive (+ve)
TrehaloseNegative (-ve)
XyloseVariable

Enzymatic Reactions

Arginine DihydrolaseNegative (-ve)
Beta LactamasePositive (+ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase)Positive (+ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylaseVariable
Phospholipase CPositive (+ve)
ProteasePositive (+ve)

Biochemical Test of Burkholderia cepacia

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