Biochemical Test of Enterobacter cloacae

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Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Sagar Aryal

Biochemical Test of Enterobacter cloacae

­Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Enterobacter cloacae)
CapsuleNegative (-ve)
CatalasePositive (+ve)
CitratePositive (+ve)
FlagellaPositive (+ve)
Gas from glucosePositive (+ve)
Gelatin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
Gram StainingNegative (-ve)
Growth in KCNPositive (+ve)
H2SNegative (-ve)
IndoleNegative (-ve)
MR (Methyl Red)Negative (-ve)
Nitrate ReductionPositive (+ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative)Facultative Anaerobes
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
PigmentNegative (-ve)
SporeNegative (-ve)
UreaseNegative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

AdonitolNegative (-ve)
ArabinosePositive (+ve)
CellobiosePositive (+ve)
DNaseNegative (-ve)
DulcitolNegative (-ve)
Meso-ErythritolNegative (-ve)
GlucosePositive (+ve)
LactoseNegative (-ve)
MaltosePositive (+ve)
D-MannitolPositive (+ve)
D-MannosePositive (+ve)
MelibiosePositive (+ve)
MucatePositive (+ve)
MyoInositolNegative (-ve)
RaffinosePositive (+ve)
RhamnosePositive (+ve)
SalicinPositive (+ve)
D-SorbitolPositive (+ve)
SucrosePositive (+ve)
TrehalosePositive (+ve)
XylosePositive (+ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Acetate UtilizationPositive (+ve)
Aesculine HydrolysisVariable
Arginine decarboxylasePositive (+ve)
Esculin HydrolysisVariable
LipaseNegative (-ve)
Lysine decarboxylasesNegative (-ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase)Positive (+ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylasePositive (+ve)
Pectate degradationNegative (-ve)
Phenylalanine DeaminaseNegative (-ve)
Tryptophan DeaminaseNegative (-ve)

Enterobacter cloacae Gram Stain

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