Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

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Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic Characteristics Properties (Enterobacter aerogenes)
Capsule Positive (+ve)
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Positive (+ve)
Flagella Positive (+ve)
Gas Positive (+ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Gram-negative
H2S Negative (-ve)
Indole Negative (-ve)
Motility Positive (+ve)
MR (Methyl Red) Negative (-ve)
Nitrate Reduction Positive (+ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Fermentative
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Shape Rod-shaped
Spore Negative (-ve)
TSIA (Triple Sugar Iron Agar) Acid/ Acid Gas
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Arabinose Positive (+ve)
Arabitol Negative (-ve)
Cellobiose Positive (+ve)
DNase Negative (-ve)
Fructose Positive (+ve)
Galactose Positive (+ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Positive (+ve)
Lactose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Positive (+ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Rhamnose Positive (+ve)
Starch Negative (-ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Positive (+ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Arginine Dehydrolase Negative (-ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Gamma-Glutamyl transferase Positive (+ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase) Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Positive (+ve)
Phenylalanine Deaminase Negative (-ve)
Tetrathionate reductase Negative (-ve)

References

  1. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology [3] : Volume 2: The Proteobacteria , Part B: The Gammaproteobacteria
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/enterobacter-aerogenes
  3. https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Enterobacter_aerogenes
  4. https://eol.org/pages/972692/details
  5. https://www.britannica.com/science/Enterobacter
  6. https://www.msdsonline.com/resources/sds-resources/free-safety-data-sheet-index/enterobacter-spp/
  7. https://catalog.hardydiagnostics.com/cp_prod/Content/hugo/Enterobacter.htm
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8035/

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Sagar Aryal

Sagar Aryal is a microbiologist and a scientific blogger. He is doing his Ph.D. at the Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was awarded the DAAD Research Grant to conduct part of his Ph.D. research work for two years (2019-2021) at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrucken, Germany. Sagar is interested in research on actinobacteria, myxobacteria, and natural products. He is the Research Head of the Department of Natural Products, Kathmandu Research Institute for Biological Sciences (KRIBS), Lalitpur, Nepal. Sagar has more than ten years of experience in blogging, content writing, and SEO. Sagar was awarded the SfAM Communications Award 2015: Professional Communicator Category from the Society for Applied Microbiology (Now: Applied Microbiology International), Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK).

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