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Table 3 Biochemical characteristics of associated and symbiotic bacterial isolates

From: Characterization of symbiotic and associated bacteria from entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis sp. (nematode: Heterorhabditidae) isolated from India

  Bacteria isolates
IISR-EPN BC 06 IISR-EPN BC 07 IISR-EPN BC 08 IISR-EPN BC 10 IISR-EPN BC 11 IISR-EPN BC 12
Biochemical tests
 Catalase test + + + + + +
 Oxidase test +
 Indole test +
 Methyl red test +
 Voges-Proskauer test + + + +
 Citrate utilization test + + + + + +
 Urease test +
 H2S production - + _
 Proteolysis test + +
 Esculin hydrolysis
 Lipolysis test + +
Carbohydrate fermentation
 Glucose + + + + + +
 Lactose
 Sucrose +
 Maltose + + + + +
 Mannitol + + + +
  1. + positive, negative