Colonies were 1-2 mm in diameter, gray, smooth, and butyrous
. A Gram stain of these colonies identified gramvariable, pleomorphic coccobacilli that were negative for catalase, oxidase, urease, and citrate, and did not produce indole or reduce nitrate.
On next day the type of growth was smooth, round, convex, butyrous
and violet-coloured on all three plates.
Colony morphologies and gram staining properties of the six isolates Isolates Colour Shape Elevation Margin C1 White Filamentous Flat Filamentous C3 Grey Irregular Raised Undulate C5 White Spindle, filamentous Flat Entire C6 Orange Circular Convex Entire C7 White Filamentous Convex Entire C8 Creamish Circular Convex Entire white Isolates Surface Density Consistency Gram stain C1 Smooth Translucent Hard to get off +ve C3 Rough Opaque Dry +ve C5 Smooth Transparent Hard to get off +ve C6 Glistening Opaque Mucoid +ve C7 Smooth Translucent Viscid -ve C8 Smooth Opaque Butyrous
+ve Table 3.
Ananas comosus White deposit, fruit Creamish white become spongy with colonies, opaque, gas production smooth, convex, entire and butyrous
Ananas comosus Whitish foamy-like Bluish-brown colour growth with sunken appearance, a long depression branched thread-like filament of cell called hyphae Citrus sinensis Dark brown discoloration Black colonies with sunken spots Fruits white edges become spongy with gas production Citrus sinensis Fruit becoming spongy Creamish white with gas production colonies, opaque, Sunken spots smooth, convex, entire and butyrous
Lycopersicon Water soaked wrinkled Whitish becoming esculentum appearance and brown black with depression age Lycopersicon Water soaked wrinkled Colony gray becoming esculentum appearance and Brownish-gray with depression age.
[IH3.sub.1] Mucoid [IH3.sub.5] Rough & Friable [1H3.sub.4] Rough & Friable [ID5.sub.4] Butyrous
[IH5.sub.1] Smooth, Viscid [IH3.sub.7] Glistening and sticky [IH3.sub.6] Dry [IKan4.sub.4] Sticky [IH4.sub.8] Butyrous
[IKan4.sub.5] Dry, Friable [IKas6.sub.2] Sticky [ID5.sub.5] Mucoid [IH4.sub.2] Dry