Biochemical Test and Identification of Shigella flexneri

­Basic Characteristics Properties (Shigella flexneri)
CatalasePositive (+ve)
CitrateNegative (-ve)
GasPositive (+ve)
Gelatin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
Gram StainingNegative (-ve)
Growth in KCNNegative (-ve)
H2SNegative (-ve)
IndoleVariable
MotilityNon-Motile
MR (Methyl Red)Positive (+ve)
Nitrate ReductionPositive (+ve)
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
PigmentNegative (-ve)
ShapeRods
SporeNon-Sporing
UreaseNegative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Negative (-ve)
Fermentation of
AdonitolNegative (-ve)
ArabinoseVariable
CellobioseNegative (-ve)
DNaseNegative (-ve)
DulcitolNegative (-ve)
GlycerolNegative (-ve)
LactoseNegative (-ve)
MalonateNegative (-ve)
MaltoseVariable
MannitolPositive (+ve)
MannosePositive (+ve)
MelibioseVariable
MucateNegative (-ve)
MyoInositolNegative (-ve)
RaffinoseVariable
RhamnoseNegative (-ve)
SalicinNegative (-ve)
SorbitolVariable
SucroseNegative (-ve)
TartrateVariable
TrehalosePositive (+ve)
XyloseNegative (-ve)
Enzymatic Reactions
Acetate UtilizationNegative (-ve)
Aesculine HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
Arginine DehydrolaseNegative (-ve)
LipaseNegative (-ve)
LysineNegative (-ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase)Negative (-ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
Phenylalanine DeaminaseNegative (-ve)

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