Biochemical Test of Klebsiella oxytoca

By Prof Walter Jaoko

Basic CharacteristicsProperties ( Klebsiella oxytoca)              
CapsulePositive (+ve)
CatalasePositive (+ve)
CitratePositive (+ve)
FlagellaNegative (-ve)
GasVariable
Gelatin HydrolysisNegative (-ve)
Gram StainingGram-negative
Growth in KCNPositive (+ve)
H2SNegative (-ve)
IndolePositive (+ve)
MotilityNegative (-ve)
MR (Methyl Red)Negative (-ve)
Nitrate ReductionPositive (+ve)
OxidaseNegative (-ve)
PigmentNegative (-ve)
ShapeCylindrical rod shaped which appear singly, in pairs or in short chains
SporeNegative (-ve)
TSIA (Triple Sugar Iron Agar)Acid/ Acid; Gas positive; H2S negative
UreasePositive (+ve)
VP (Voges Proskauer)Positive (+ve)
Fermentation of
AdonitolPositive (+ve)
ArabinosePositive (+ve)
ArabitolVariable
CellobiosePositive (+ve)
DNaseNegative (-ve)
DulcitolVariable
ErythritolNegative (-ve)
GlucosePositive (+ve)
GlycerolPositive (+ve)
InositolPositive (+ve)
LactosePositive (+ve)
MalonateVariable
MaltosePositive (+ve)
MannitolPositive (+ve)
MannosePositive (+ve)
MelibiosePositive (+ve)
MelezitosePositive (+ve)
MucatePositive (+ve)
RaffinosePositive (+ve)
RhamnosePositive (+ve)
SalicinPositive (+ve)
SorbitolPositive (+ve)
SucrosePositive (+ve)
TartratePositive (+ve)
TrehalosePositive (+ve)
XylosePositive (+ve)
Enzymatic Reactions
Aesculine HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
Arginine DehydrolaseNegative (-ve)
Esculin HydrolysisPositive (+ve)
Gluconate dehydrogenaseNegative (-ve)
LipaseNegative (-ve)
Lysine DecarboxylasePositive (+ve)
ONPG (β-galactosidase)Positive (+ve)
Ornithine DecarboxylaseNegative (-ve)
Pectate DegradationPositive (+ve)
Phenylalanine DeaminasePositive (+ve)