Biochemical Test and Identification of Proteus mirabilis

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­Basic Characteristics

Properties ( Proteus mirabilis )

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

Fermentation of

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

Enzymatic Reactions

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

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