Biochemical Test of Staphylococcus epidermidis

Biochemical Test of Staphylococcus epidermidis

­Basic Characteristics Properties (Staphylococcus epidermidis)
Capsule Mostly Capsulated
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Negative (-ve)
Coagulase Negative (-ve)
Gas Positive (+ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Positive (+ve)
H2S Positive (+ve)
Hemolysis Negative (-ve)
Motility Negative (-ve)
MR (Methyl Red) Negative (-ve)
Nitrate Reduction Positive (+ve)
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Pigment Negative (-ve)
Shape Cocci
Urease Positive (+ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Arabinose Negative (-ve)
Cellobiose Negative (-ve)
DNase Negative (-ve)
Dulcitol Negative (-ve)
Fructose Positive (+ve)
Galactose Variable
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Negative (-ve)
Inulin Negative (-ve)
Lactose Positive (+ve)
Maltose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Negative (-ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Raffinose Negative (-ve)
Rhamnose Negative (-ve)
Ribose Variable
Salicin Negative (-ve)
Starch Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Positive (+ve)
Trehalose Negative (-ve)
Xylose Negative (-ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

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

Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Sagar Aryal

Sagar Aryal is a microbiologist and a scientific blogger. He is doing his Ph.D. at the Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was awarded the DAAD Research Grant to conduct part of his Ph.D. research work for two years (2019-2021) at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrucken, Germany. Sagar is interested in research on actinobacteria, myxobacteria, and natural products. He is the Research Head of the Department of Natural Products, Kathmandu Research Institute for Biological Sciences (KRIBS), Lalitpur, Nepal. Sagar has more than ten years of experience in blogging, content writing, and SEO. Sagar was awarded the SfAM Communications Award 2015: Professional Communicator Category from the Society for Applied Microbiology (Now: Applied Microbiology International), Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK).

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