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Table 2 Morphological, physiological, and biochemical characteristics of isolate BA5

From: In vitro study of biocontrol potential of rhizospheric Pseudomonas aeruginosa against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum

Test Result
Morphological properties
 Colony morphologya
  Shape/form Round
  Size Large
  Surface Smooth
  Elevation Unbondate
  Margin Entire
  Opacity Opaque
  Fluorescent Positive
  Degree of growth Profuse
 Cell morphology
  Gram reaction Gram (−)
  Shape Rod
  Motility Motile
Physiological properties
 Growth at temperature(°C)
  4
  25 +
  37 +
  42 +
  50
 Growth at osmotic pressure
  NB + 0.5% NaClb +
  NB + 1% NaCl +
  NB + 3% NaCl +
  NB + 5% NaCl +
  NB + 7% NaCl
 Growth at pH
  4
  5 +
  7 +
  9 +
  10 +
  11
 Growth in selective media
  Endo agar
  MacConkey agar +
  Mannitol salt agar
  Cetrimide agar +
Utilization of organic compounds as sole source of carbon and energy
 Carbohydrates sugar derivatives
  D(+)-Glucose +
  D(−)-Fructose +
  L(+)-Arabinose
  D-Xylose
  L(+)-Rhamnose
  D(+)-Mannose
  Sucrose
  Trehalose +
  Maltose
  Gluctose
  Inulin
  Lactose
  Starch
  CMCc
 Polyalcohols and glycols
  D(−)-Mannitol +
  D-Sorbitol
  Meso-inositol
  Glycerol +
 Organic acids
  Potassium acetate +
  Na-K tartrate
  Tri-sodium citrate +
 Alcohols
  Methanol
  Ethanol +
  Iso-amyl alcohol +
 Amino acids
  Glycine
  L-Asparagine +
  L-Tryptophan
 Miscellaneous
  Phenol
  Tween 20 +
Biochemical properties
 Oxidase +
 Catalase
 Methyl red
 Voges-Proskauer
 Methylene blue +
 Indole production
 Citrate utilization +
 Urea hydrolysis
 Nitrate reduction +
 H2S production
 Casein hydrolysis +
 Starch hydrolysis
 Fermentation and acid production from
  Glucose +
  Fructose
  Xylose +
  Sucrose
  Lactose
  Starch
  Mannitol +
  Sorbitol
  Meso-inositol
  Glycerol +
  1. aIn King’s B agar medium after 24 h of culture at 30 °C. bNB nutrient broth. cCMC carboxymethyl cellulose. “+” positive for growth and/or activity. “−” no growth or activity