Biochemical Test and Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae

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

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