Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

Last Updated on January 1, 2020 by Sagar Aryal

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/

Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

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