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Table 3 Biochemical characteristics of strain CBK2007, CBK3005, CBK5001, CBK6004, and CBK17001

From: Assessment of antibiosis potential of Bacillus sp. against the soil-borne fungal pathogen Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. (Athelia rolfsii (Curzi) Tu & Kimbrough)

Test CBK 2007 CBK 3005 CBK 5001 CBK 6004 CBK 17001
Biochemical characterization
 Growth on MacConkey −ve +ve −ve −ve −ve
 Indole −ve −ve −ve −ve −ve
 Nitrate test −ve −ve −ve −ve −ve
 Voges-Proskauer test +ve +ve +ve −ve +ve
 Citrate utilization +ve −ve −ve +ve −ve
 Starch hydrolysis +ve +ve +ve +ve +ve
 Casein hydrolysis +ve +ve +ve +ve +ve
 Lipid hydrolysis +ve +ve +ve +ve +ve
 H2S production −ve −ve −ve −ve −ve
 Catalase +ve +ve +ve −ve +ve
 Oxidase +ve −ve + ve +ve + ve
 Oxidation/fermentation O O O O O
 Gelatin liquefaction - - - - -
 Acid production from      
 D-glucose + + + + +
 Ribose + + + + +
 Galactose + + + + -
 Fructose + + + + +
 Maltose + + + + +
 Mannitol + + + + -
 Sucrose + + + + +
 Glycerol + + + + +