Microbiology Identification Tests
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Microbiology Identification Tests

Test your knowledge on various microbiology identification tests such as catalase and Microdase tests. Learn about the reactions and results of each test for different bacterial species.

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What does a positive DNase test indicate?

Hydrolysis of the medium

In the Mannitol Fermentation Test, what color indicates growth with fermentation?

Yellow halos

What is the result of a Novobiocin Susceptibility Test for S.epidermidis?

Zone diameter greater than 16 mm

Which organism shows no color change or an orange color in the PYR Test?

<p>S.aureus</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a negative catalase test result indicate?

<p>Negative for catalase production</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the characteristic result of S.aureus in the Coagulase Test?

<p>Positive coagulase activity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of the Catalase Test described in the text?

<p>To test the breakdown of H2O2 into oxygen and water</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of bacteria would most likely produce macroscopic clumping in the Coagulase Slide Test?

<p>Staphylococcus aureus</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the result of the Coagulase Tube Test if no clot is formed?

<p>Negative for free coagulase</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which test detects the resistance to 0.04U Bacitracin?

<p>Novobiocin Susceptibility Test</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a positive result in the DNAse Test suggest?

<p>Presence of nuclease activity</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the Mannitol Fermentation Test, what does a change in pH due to fermentation typically result in?

<p>Yellow color change of the medium</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of using Colistin-Nalidixic Agar or Phenylethyl Alcohol Agar as mentioned in the text?

<p>To selectively isolate Staphylococci</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which organism shows total inhibition on Colistin-Nalidixic Agar or Phenylethyl Alcohol Agar?

<p>E.coli</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a positive catalase test indicate?

<p>Presence of Staphylococcus</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the Novobiocin susceptibility test, which organism is resistant?

<p>S.epidermidis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the key characteristic of Mannitol Salt Agar?

<p>Differential for Staphylococcus based on mannitol fermentation</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which test can differentiate between Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis?

<p>Coagulase test</p> Signup and view all the answers

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