Biochemical Test of Gardnerella vaginalis

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Last Updated on January 5, 2020 by Sagar Aryal

Biochemical Test of Gardnerella vaginalis

Biochemical Test of Gardnerella vaginalis

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Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Gardnerella vaginalis)
CapsuleNegative (-ve)
CatalaseNegative (-ve)
FlagellaNegative (-ve)
GasNegative (-ve)
Gelatin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
Gram StainingGram negative (-ve) or Gram variable
H2SNegative (-ve)
HemolysisPositive (+ve) (Human or Rabbit Blood)
IndoleNegative (-ve)
MotilityNegative (-ve)
MR (Methyl Red)Positive (+ve)
Nitrate ReductionNegative (-ve)
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
ShapePleomorphic Rods
SporeNegative (-ve)
UreaseNegative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Negative (-ve)

Fermentation of

AdonitolNegative (-ve)
ArabinoseVariable
ArabitolNegative (-ve)
ArbutinNegative (-ve)
CellobioseNegative (-ve)
DulcitolNegative (-ve)
FructoseVariable
GalactoseVariable
GlucosePositive (+ve)
GlycerolNegative (-ve)
HippuratePositive (+ve)
InositolNegative (-ve)
InulinVariable
LactoseNegative (-ve)
MaltosePositive (+ve)
MannitolNegative (-ve)
MannoseVariable
MelibioseNegative (-ve)
RaffinoseNegative (-ve)
RhamnoseNegative (-ve)
RibosePositive (+ve)
SalicinNegative (-ve)
SorbitolPositive (+ve)
StarchPositive (+ve)
SucroseNegative (-ve)
TagatoseNegative (-ve)
TrehaloseNegative (-ve)
XyloseNegative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Arginine DecarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
Casein HydrolysisVariable
Esculin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
EsteraseNegative (-ve)
F6PPKPositive (+ve)
a-D-glucosidasePositive (+ve)
LipaseVariable
Lysine dihydrolaseNegative (-ve)
N-acetyl-a-d-glucosaminidasePositive (+ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase)Positive (+ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
Phenylalanine DeaminasePositive (+ve)
PhospholipasePositive (+ve)
TributyrinNegative (-ve)

References

  1. Michael Goodfellow et.al, editors, volume 5; William B. Whitman, director of the editorial office ; Aidan C. Parte, managing editor. (2012). Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. Volume 5, The Actinobacteria. New York :Springer
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/gardnerella-vaginalis
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC358241/
  4. https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/210/3/338/2908497
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC272015/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12744579
  7. https://catalog.hardydiagnostics.com/cp_prod/Content/hugo/Gardnerella.htm
  8. https://cmr.asm.org/content/cmr/5/3/213.full.pdf

Biochemical Test of Gardnerella vaginalis

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