Biochemical Test of Kingella kingae

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Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Sagar Aryal

Biochemical Test of Kingella kingae

Some of the characteristics are as follows:

Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Kingella kingae)
10% BileNegative (-ve)
CapsulePositive (+ve)
CatalaseNegative (-ve)
CitrateNegative (-ve)
CoagulaseNegative (-ve)
GasNegative (-ve)
Gelatin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
Gram Staining Gram-negative
HemolysisPositive (+ve)
IndoleNegative (-ve)
MotilityNegative (-ve)
6% NaClNegative (-ve)
Nitrate ReductionNegative (-ve)
Nitrite ReductionNegative (-ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative)Fermentative
OxidasePositive (+ve)
ShapeCoccobacilli (0.6 to 1 μm by 1 to 3 μm)
SporeNegative (-ve)
UreaseNegative (-ve)

Fermentation of

AdonitolNegative (-ve)
ArabinoseNegative (-ve)
DNaseNegative (-ve)
DulcitolNegative (-ve)
FructoseNegative (-ve)
GalactoseNegative (-ve)
GlucosePositive (+ve)
GlycerolNegative (-ve)
InositolNegative (-ve)
LactoseNegative (-ve)
MaltosePositive (+ve)
MannitolNegative (-ve)
MannoseNegative (-ve)
RaffinoseNegative (-ve)
RhamnoseNegative (-ve)
SalicinNegative (-ve)
SorbitolNegative (-ve)
StarchNegative (-ve)
SucroseNegative (-ve)
TrehaloseNegative (-ve)
XyloseNegative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Acid PhosphatasePositive (+ve)
Alkaline PhosphatasePositive (+ve)
Arginine DihydrolaseNegative (-ve)
Casein HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
Esculin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
LecithinaseNegative (-ve)
LipaseNegative (-ve)
Lysine decarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase)Negative (-ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
Phenylalanine DeaminaseNegative (-ve)


  1. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Vol. 2 Part C. The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-,
  2. and Epsilonproteobacteria

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