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Biochemical Test and Identification of Enterobacter cloacae

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­Basic Characteristics

Properties (Enterobacter cloacae)

Capsule Negative (-ve)
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Positive (+ve)
Flagella Positive (+ve)
Gas from glucose Positive (+ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Negative (-ve)
Growth in KCN Positive (+ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Indole Negative (-ve)
Motility Motile
MR (Methyl Red) Negative (-ve)
Nitrate Reduction Positive (+ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Facultative Anaerobes
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Pigment Negative (-ve)
Shape Rods
Spore Negative (-ve)
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of

Adonitol Negative (-ve)
Arabinose Positive (+ve)
D-Arabitol Variable
Cellobiose Positive (+ve)
DNase Negative (-ve)
Dulcitol Negative (-ve)
Meso-Erythritol Negative (-ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Variable
Lactose Negative (-ve)
Maltose Positive (+ve)
D-Mannitol Positive (+ve)
D-Mannose Positive (+ve)
Melibiose Positive (+ve)
Mucate Positive (+ve)
MyoInositol Negative (-ve)
Raffinose Positive (+ve)
Rhamnose Positive (+ve)
Salicin Positive (+ve)
D-Sorbitol Positive (+ve)
Sucrose Positive (+ve)
Tartrate Variable
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Positive (+ve)

Enzymatic Reactions

Acetate Utilization Positive (+ve)
Aesculine Hydrolysis Variable
Arginine decarboxylase Positive (+ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Variable
Lipase Negative (-ve)
Lysine decarboxylases Negative (-ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase) Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Positive (+ve)
Pectate degradation Negative (-ve)
Phenylalanine Deaminase Negative (-ve)
Tryptophan Deaminase Negative (-ve)

Biochemical Test and Identification of Enterobacter cloacae

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