Citrate Utilization Test- Principle, Procedure, Results, Uses

Citrate Utilization Test- Principle, Procedure and Result Interpretation

What is Citrate Utilization Test? The citrate utilization test is a part of the IMViC test (Indole, Methyl Red, Vogues-Proskauer, and Citrate Test) that differentiates organisms on the basis of their ability to use citrate as a sole source of energy. The citrate test is performed along with the other IMViC tests to differentiate Gram-negative bacilli of the Enterobacteriaceae family. …

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Biochemical Test of Bacteria

Biochemical Test of Bacteria

Biochemical Test of Bacteria Biochemical reactions are very important in the identification of bacterial isolates and in the identification of different bacterial species. These tests depend on the presence of certain enzymes, such as catalase, oxidase, urease, gelatinase, etc., produced by the bacteria. Different bacteria produce varying spectra of enzymes. For example, some enzymes are necessary for the bacterium’s individual …

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Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes

Biochemical Test of Enterobacter aerogenes Image Source: MicrobeWiki and Getty Images. Some of the characteristics are as follows: Basic Characteristics Properties (Enterobacter aerogenes) Capsule Positive (+ve) Catalase Positive (+ve) Citrate Positive (+ve) Flagella Positive (+ve) Gas Positive (+ve) Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve) Gram Staining Gram-negative H2S Negative (-ve) Indole Negative (-ve) Motility Positive (+ve) MR (Methyl Red) Negative (-ve) Nitrate …

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