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Table 3 Acid production from saccharides by isolate A.S compared to those reported for Aeromonas hydrophila by Abbott et al. (2003), Martin-Carnahan and Joseph. (2005) and Erdem et al. 2011)

From: Entomopathogenic efficacy of the chitinolytic bacteria: Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Characteristics Isolate
A.S
Abbott et al. (2003) Martin-Carnahan and Joseph. (2005) Erdem et al. (2011)
D-glucose (gas) + + + +
Lactose + + d d
Sucrose + + + nt
Maltose + + + +
L-arabinose + + d +
L-rhamnose + d d
D-xylose nt
Cellobiose nt
D-trehalose + nt + +
D-raffinose
Adonitol nt
Dulcitol nt
Glycerol + + +
Inositol +
D-mannitol + + + +
Salicin + + d d
Melibiose
D-arabitol (gas) + nt
Mannose + + + +
Symbols: −, 0–10% positive; +, 90–100% positive; d, 26–75% positive; nt, not tested.