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Table 3 Biochemical characterization of the bacterial isolates

From: Assessing the synergistic relationship of mycorrhiza and bacteria for the degradation of spent engine oil in maize grown soil

Isolate Color/pigment Gram reaction Cellular morphology Catalase test Oxidase test Indole test Motility test Mr-methyl/red VP-Voges Proskueur Citrate utilization Urease activity Starch hydrolysis Gelatin hydrolysis Casein hydrolysis NO3 reduction Spore test Coagulase test Sugar utilization
Glucose Sucrose Lactose Xylose Maltose Manitol Salicin Sorbitol Inositol Galactose Raffinose
P1 Cream +ve Rods + + + + + + + + + +
P2 Cream −ve Rods + + + + + + + + + + + +
P3 Cream +ve Rods + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
P4 Cream −ve Rods + + + + + + + + + + + +
P5 Cream +ve Rods + + + + + + + + + +
P6 Cream +ve Rods + + + + + + + +
P7 Cream +ve Rods + + + + + + + + + +
P8 Cream +ve Rods + + + + + + + + + + + +