Biochemical Test Of Enterobacter Aerogenes

Biochemical Test Of Enterobacter Aerogenes Overview

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 Reduction Positive (+ve)
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Fermentative
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Shape Rod-shaped
Spore Negative (-ve)
TSIA (Triple Sugar Iron Agar) Acid/ Acid Gas
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)

Fermentation of


Arabinose Positive (+ve)
Arabitol Negative (-ve)
Cellobiose Positive (+ve)
DNase Negative (-ve)
Fructose Positive (+ve)
Galactose Positive (+ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Positive (+ve)
Lactose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Positive (+ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Rhamnose Positive (+ve)
Starch Negative (-ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Positive (+ve)

Enzymatic Reactions


Arginine Dehydrolase Negative (-ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Gamma-Glutamyl transferase Positive (+ve)
ONPG (尾-galactosidase) Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Positive (+ve)
Phenylalanine Deaminase Negative (-ve)
Tetrathionate reductase Negative (-ve)


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  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8035/
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