Biochemical Test and Identification of Streptococcus mutans

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Basic Characteristics Properties (Streptococcus mutans)
Capsule Capsulated
Catalase Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Positive (+ve)
Hemolysis Alfa Hemolysis
Motility Non-motile
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative) Facultative anaerobes
Oxidase Negative (-ve)
Shape Cocci
Spore Non-sporing
Urease Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Positive (+ve)
Fermentation of
Adonitol Negative (-ve)
Arabinose Negative (-ve)
Arbutin Positive (+ve)
Cellobiose Positive (+ve)
Dulcitol Negative (-ve)
Erythritol Negative (-ve)
Galactose Positive (+ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Negative (-ve)
Glycogen Negative (-ve)
Hippurate Negative (-ve)
Inositol Negative (-ve)
Inulin Positive (+ve)
Lactose Positive (+ve)
Maltose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Positive (+ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Melibiose Variable
Raffinose Positive (+ve)
Rhamnose Negative (-ve)
Ribose Negative (-ve)
Salicin Positive (+ve)
Sorbitol Positive (+ve)
Starch Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Positive (+ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Negative (-ve)
Enzymatic Reactions
Alkaline Phosphatase Negative (-ve)
Arginine Dehydrolase Negative (-ve)
Esculin Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Hyalurodinase Negative (-ve)
Neuraminidase Negative (-ve)

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