Malonate Test- Objectives, Principle, Procedure and Results

Result Interpretation of Malonate Test

Objectives of Malonate Test To test the ability of the organism to utilize malonate as sole source of carbon. The Malonate Test was originally designed to differentiate between Escherichia, which will not grow in the medium, and Enterobacter. Its use as a differential medium has now broadened to include other members of Enterobacteriaceae. Principle of Malonate Test An organism that simultaneously can utilize …

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