Biochemical Test of Listeria monocytogenes

Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Listeria monocytogenes)
CAMPPositive (+ve)
CatalasePositive (+ve)
GasNegative (-ve)
Gram StainingPositive (+ve)
H2SNegative (-ve)
HemolysisBeta Hemolysis
IndoleNegative (-ve)
MR (Methyl Red)Positive (+ve)
Nitrate ReductionNegative (-ve)
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
UreaseNegative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Positive (+ve)
Fermentation of
ArabinoseNegative (-ve)
GluconateNegative (-ve)
D-GlucosePositive (+ve)
GlycerolPositive (+ve)
GlycogenNegative (-ve)
HippuratePositive (+ve)
LactosePositive (+ve)
D-MannitolNegative (-ve)
MelezitosePositive (+ve)
MelibioseNegative (-ve)
RhamnosePositive (+ve)
RiboseNegative (-ve)
StarchNegative (-ve)
SucrosePositive (+ve)
TrehalosePositive (+ve)
XyloseNegative (-ve)
Enzymatic Reactions
Acid PhosphatasePositive (+ve)
Arginine DehydrolasePositive (+ve)
CelluloseNegative (-ve)
Esculin HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
LecithinasePositive (+ve)
TryptophanaseNegative (-ve)

Biochemical Test of Listeria monocytogenes

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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.

4 thoughts on “Biochemical Test of Listeria monocytogenes”

    • In one of the research papers, the citrate test was NEGATIVE (-ve). Paper Link-

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