Oxidation-Fermentation (OF) Test

Result Interpretation of OF Test

Objective of OF Test To differentiate microorganisms based on the ability to oxidize or ferment specific carbohydrates. Principle of OF Test Carbohydrates are organic molecules that contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in the ratio (CH2O)n. Organisms use carbohydrate differently depending upon their enzyme complement. The pattern of fermentation is characteristics of certain species, genera or groups of organisms and for this …

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