Biochemical Test and Identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Characteristics

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Capsule +ve
Catalase +ve
Citrate +ve
Flagella -ve
Gas +ve
Gelatin Hydrolysis -ve
Gram Staining -ve
Growth in KCN +ve
H2S -ve
Indole -ve
Motility -ve
MR (Methyl Red) -ve
MUG Test +ve
Nitrate Reduction +ve
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Fermentative
Oxidase -ve
Pigment -ve
Shape Rod
Spore -ve
TSIA (Triple Sugar Iron Agar) A/A
Urease +ve
VP (Voges Proskauer) +ve

Fermentation of

Adonitol +ve
Arabinose +ve
Arabitol +ve
Cellobiose +ve
DNase -ve
Erythritol -ve
Esculin Hydrolysis +ve
Glucose +ve
Glycerol +ve
Inositol +ve
Lactose +ve
Maltose +ve
Mannitol +ve
Mannose +ve
Melibiose +ve
Mucate +ve
MyoInositol +ve
Raffinose +ve
Rhamnose +ve
Salicin +ve
Sorbitol +ve
Sucrose +ve
Tartrate +ve
Trehalose +ve
Xylose +ve

Enzymatic Reactions

Acetoin Production Variable
Arginine Dehydrolase -ve
Esculin Hydrolysis +ve
Lipase -ve
Lysine +ve
ONPG (β-galactosidase) +ve
Ornithine Decarboxylase -ve
Phenylalanine Deaminase -ve
Tryptophan Deaminase -ve
Tyrosine Hydrolysis -ve

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