Biochemical Test of Listeria monocytogenes

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Basic Characteristics Properties (Listeria monocytogenes)
CAMP Positive (+ve)
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Flagella Flagellated
Gas Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Positive (+ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Hemolysis Beta Hemolysis
Indole Negative (-ve)
Motility Motile
MR (Methyl Red) Positive (+ve)
Nitrate Reduction Negative (-ve)
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Shape Rods
Spore Non-Sporing
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Arabinose Negative (-ve)
Dextrin Variable
Galactose Variable
Gluconate Negative (-ve)
D-Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Positive (+ve)
Glycogen Negative (-ve)
Hippurate Positive (+ve)
Lactose Positive (+ve)
D-Mannitol Negative (-ve)
Melezitose Positive (+ve)
Melibiose Negative (-ve)
Rhamnose Positive (+ve)
Ribose Negative (-ve)
Sorbitol Variable
Starch Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Positive (+ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Negative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Acid Phosphatase Positive (+ve)
Arginine Dehydrolase Positive (+ve)
Cellulose Negative (-ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Lecithinase Positive (+ve)
Tryptophanase Negative (-ve)

Biochemical Test of Listeria monocytogenes

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