help to identify unknown bacteria

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help to identify unknown bacteria

Post by Vosk » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:32 pm

Ned help identifing this unknown.
gram negative
no endospores
lipase positive
protease positive
lactose sucrose negative
dextrose positive
indole negatitve, methyl red positive
vp negative
citrate positive urease negative Nr negative zinc positive
catalase negative cytochrome oxidase positive

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Post by JorgeLobo » Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:24 pm

Vosk - you need to add colonial and cellular morphology, motility observations. The "positive" results doesn't tell enough - for example, does "dextrose positive" mean growth or acid from assimilation or fermentation?
Look in Bergey's.

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