Biochemical Test of Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus

Biochemical Test of Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus

Basic Characteristics Properties (Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus)
Capsule Capsule like surface (S-layer) proteins
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Gram Staining Gram-negative
KMnO4 Positive (+ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Hemolysis Negative (-ve)
Motility Positive (+ve)
2% NaCl Positive (+ve)
Nitrate Reduction Positive (+ve)
2% Ox-bile Positive (+ve)
Oxidase Positive (+ve)
0.02% Safranin Positive (+ve)
Shape Slender curved rods; comma-, S-, and gull-shaped; ends of the cells

are pointed.

Spore Negative (-ve)
Urease Negative (-ve)

Fermentation of

Arabinose Negative (-ve)
Galactose Negative (-ve)
Glucose (8%) Positive (+ve)
1% Glycine Positive (+ve)
Hippurate Negative (-ve)
Indoxyl acetate hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Lactose Negative (-ve)
Maltose Negative (-ve)
Mannose Negative (-ve)
Raffinose Negative (-ve)
Rhamnose Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Negative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Hippucase Negative (-ve)


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