Biochemical Test and Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Basic CharacteristicsProperties (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
Bile SolubilityPositive (+ve)
CatalaseNegative (-ve)
Gram StainingPositive (+ve)
HemolysisAlfa Hemolysis
MotilityNon-motile
OF (Oxidative-Fermentative)Facultative anaerobes
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
ShapeDiplococci
SporeNon-sporing
UreaseNegative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Negative (-ve)
Fermentation of
ArabinosePositive (+ve)
ArbutinNegative (-ve)
DulcitolNegative (-ve)
ErythritolPositive (+ve)
FructosePositive (+ve)
GalactosePositive (+ve)
GlucosePositive (+ve)
GlycerolPositive (+ve)
GlycogenPositive (+ve)
HippurateNegative (-ve)
InulinPositive (+ve)
LactosePositive (+ve)
MaltosePositive (+ve)
MannitolNegative (-ve)
MelibioseVariable
RaffinosePositive (+ve)
RiboseNegative (-ve)
SalicinVariable
SorbitolNegative (-ve)
StarchVariable
SucrosePositive (+ve)
TrehaloseVariable
XylosePositive (+ve)
Enzymatic Reactions
Alkaline PhosphataseNegative (-ve)
Arginine DehydrolasePositive (+ve)
Esculin HydrolysisVariable
HyalurodinasePositive (+ve)
NeuraminidasePositive (+ve)

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