Biochemical Test of Staphylococcus aureus

Biochemical Test of Staphylococcus aureus

­Basic Characteristics Properties (Staphylococcus aureus)
Capsule Non-Capsulated
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Positive (+ve)
Coagulase Positive (+ve)
Gas Negative (-ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Gram Staining Positive (+ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Hemolysis Positive (+ve)- Beta
Indole Negative (-ve)
Motility Negative (-ve)
MR (Methyl Red) Positive (+ve)
Nitrate Reduction Positive (+ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Fermentative
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Pigment Mostly Positive (+ve)
PYR Negative (-ve)
Shape Cocci
Spore Non-Sporing
Urease Positive (+ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Arabinose Negative (-ve)
Cellobiose Negative (-ve)
DNase Positive (+ve)
Fructose Positive (+ve)
Galactose Positive (+ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Lactose Positive (+ve)
Maltose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Positive (+ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Raffinose Negative (-ve)
Ribose Positive (+ve)
Salicin Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Positive (+ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Negative (-ve)
 

Enzymatic Reactions

Acetoin Production Positive (+ve)
Alkaline Phosphatase Positive (+ve)
Arginine Dehydrolase Positive (+ve)
Hyalurodinase Positive (+ve)
Lipase Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Negative (-ve)

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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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