It was incapable of growing in the absence of NaCl and did not produce acid from D-glucose, Dmannose, D-fructose, maltose, D-mannitol, rhamnose, sucrose, D-trehalose, D-galactose, cellobiose, Draffinose, xylose, lactose, ribose, arabinose, D-melezitose, D-salicin and aesculin
The most recent addition to Lab M's Enterococci range, Bile Aesculin
Agar, is widely applicable for the isolation and presumptive identification of Enterococci/Group D Streptococci.
Statistically significant differences were also obtained between nutrient agar incubated under aerobic conditions and various selective media under the same conditions, with Bile aesculin
agar giving a count closest to nutrient agar, and MacConkey agar number 2 giving the lowest aerobic count (Fig.
Enterococci are confirmed by demonstrating aesculin
hydrolysis on Kanamycin Aesculin
zooepidemicus by Vitek2, but aesculin
was not hydrolyzed, and D-ribose fermentation was noted, as previously described for S.
Oxoid Microbact 12L incorporates 12 tests (10 sugar utilisation tests, aesculin
hydrolysis and a rapid haemolysis test) in a convenient identification strip format.
Group two isolates; H1, H3, H6 and H7; rod cells, motile, creamy circular entire raised colonies, utilize organic compounds; glucose, fructose, and can hydrolyze gelatin and Aesculin
, Oxidase positive, optimum NaCl concentration 8%, optimum pH 7, optimum temperature 37[degrees]C.