TABLE 2.

Phenotypic and biochemical characteristics of bacterial isolates

CharacteristicResponse to S. entomophila strainResponse to S. marcescens strain
Mor4.1A1MO2S-48MACATCC 13082
Catalase reaction+++++
Gram stain reaction
Nitrate reduction+++++
Acid production when grown on:
    Adonitol+++++
    Arabinose
    Citrate+++++
    Glucose+++++
    Inositol+++++
    Lactose
    Maltose+++++
    Mannitol++++
    Melibiose
    Raffinose
    Rhamnose
    Sorbitol+++
    Sucrose+++++
    Xylose++
Arginine dihydrolase
Gelatin hydrolyzed+++++
Esculin hydrolyzed+++++
ONPG hydrolyzed++++
Urea hydrolyzed
DNase production+++++
H2S production
Indole production
Oxidase production
Lysine decarboxylase+++
Ornithine decarboxylase+++
Acetamide test
Malonate test
Methyl red test
Voges-Proskauer test+++++
Tartrate test
Caprylate-thallous+++++
Glucose+++++
Indoxyl-β-d-glucoside++++
Itaconate
Triclosana+++++
P-Cumaric acid+++++
Peptone-tryptophan+++++
Polymyxin B+++++
Tryptophan deaminase
Motility+++++
  • a Triclosan, 2,4,4′-trichloro-2′-hydroxydiphenyl ether.