Biochemical Test and Identification of Yersinia pestis

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Basic Characteristics Properties (Yersinia pestis)
Capsule Positive (+ve)
Catalase Positive (+ve)
Citrate Negative (-ve)
Flagella Non-Flagellated
Gas Negative (-ve)
Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve)
Gram Staining Negative (-ve)
Growth in KCN Negative (-ve)
H2S Negative (-ve)
Hemolysis Negative (-ve)
Indole Negative (-ve)
Motility Non-Motile
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 Negative (-ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer) Negative (-ve)
Fermentation of
Adonitol Negative (-ve)
Arabinose Positive (+ve)
Cellobiose Positive (+ve)
DNase Negative (-ve)
Dulcitol Negative (-ve)
Glucose Positive (+ve)
Glycerol Variable
Lactose Negative (-ve)
Malonate Negative (-ve)
Maltose Positive (+ve)
Mannitol Positive (+ve)
Mannose Positive (+ve)
Melibiose Variable
Mucate Negative (-ve)
MyoInositol Negative (-ve)
Raffinose Negative (-ve)
Rhamnose Negative (-ve)
Salicin Variable
Sorbitol Variable
Sorbose Negative (-ve)
Sucrose Negative (-ve)
Tartrate Negative (-ve)
Trehalose Positive (+ve)
Xylose Positive (+ve)
Enzymatic Reactions
Acetate Utilization Negative (-ve)
Aesculine Hydrolysis Positive (+ve)
Arginine Dehydrolase Negative (-ve)
Lipase Negative (-ve)
Lysine Negative (-ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase) Positive (+ve)
Ornithine Decarboxylase Negative (-ve)
Phenylalanine Deaminase Negative (-ve)

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