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
ShapeRod
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 ProductionVariable
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

2 thoughts on “Biochemical Test and Identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae”

    • Catalase and oxidase are two different, unrelated enzymes. Catalase is an enzyme that protects from oxidative damage. Oxidase is found in bacteria that can use oxygen (facultative and obligate aerobes.)

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