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Table 1 Phenotypic and biochemical features of pathogenic bacteria isolated from ugba, an indigenous Nigerian food produced from African oil bean ( Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth)

From: Incidence of enteric pathogens in ugba, a traditional fermented food from African oil bean seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla)

 

Bacteria isolates

Characteristics

1

2

3

4

5

6

 Color/pigment

yellow

black

pink

pink

pink

green

 Gram reaction

+

 Cell shape

coccus

rod

rod

rod

rod

rod

 Catalase test

+

+

+

+

+

+

 Oxidase test

+

 Indole production

+

+

 Motility

+

+

+

+

 Methyl red test

+

+

+

 Voges-Proskauer

+

+

+

Hydrolysis of

 Urea

+

+

+

+

 Starch

+

+

 Gelatin

+

+

 Casein

+

 Nitrate reduction

+

+

+

+

 Coagulase test

+

+

 Citrate utilization

+

+

+

+

Sugar Fermentation

 Glucose

+

+

+

+

+

+

 Sucrose

+

+

+

+

+

+

 Maltose

+

+

+

+

+

+

 Mannitol

+

+

+

+

+

 Lactose

+

+

+

+

 Fructose

+

+

+

+

 Sorbitol

+

+

+

 Xylose

+

+

+

+

 Arabinose

+

+

+

+

Probable identity

Staphylococcus aureus

Escherichia coli

Klebsiella sp.

Enterobacter sp

Proteus sp.

Pseudomonas sp.