Biochemical Test of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Biochemical Test of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Characteristics Klebsiella pneumoniae
Capsule +ve
Catalase +ve
Citrate +ve
Flagella -ve
Gas +ve
Gelatin Hydrolysis -ve
Gram Staining -ve
Growth in KCN +ve
H2S -ve
Indole -ve
Motility -ve
MR (Methyl Red) -ve
MUG Test +ve
Nitrate Reduction +ve
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Fermentative
Oxidase -ve
Pigment -ve
Shape Rod
Spore -ve
TSIA (Triple Sugar Iron Agar) A/A
Urease +ve
VP (Voges Proskauer) +ve

Fermentation of

Adonitol +ve
Arabinose +ve
Arabitol +ve
Cellobiose +ve
DNase -ve
Erythritol -ve
Esculin Hydrolysis +ve
Glucose +ve
Glycerol +ve
Inositol +ve
Lactose +ve
Maltose +ve
Mannitol +ve
Mannose +ve
Melibiose +ve
Mucate +ve
MyoInositol +ve
Raffinose +ve
Rhamnose +ve
Salicin +ve
Sorbitol +ve
Sucrose +ve
Tartrate +ve
Trehalose +ve
Xylose +ve

Enzymatic Reactions

Acetoin Production Variable
Arginine Dehydrolase -ve
Esculin Hydrolysis +ve
Lipase -ve
Lysine +ve
ONPG (β-galactosidase) +ve
Ornithine Decarboxylase -ve
Phenylalanine Deaminase -ve
Tryptophan Deaminase -ve
Tyrosine Hydrolysis -ve

About Author

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Sagar Aryal

Sagar Aryal is a microbiologist and a scientific blogger. He attended St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal, to complete his Master of Science in Microbiology. He worked as a Lecturer at St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal, from Feb 2015 to June 2019. After teaching microbiology for more than four years, he joined the Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, to pursue his Ph.D. in collaboration with Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrucken, Germany. He is interested in research on actinobacteria, myxobacteria, and natural products. He has published more than 15 research articles and book chapters in international journals and well-renowned publishers.

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