Unknown Microbial # 398

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Methods Unknown microbial #398 went through several of tests in order to identify its characteristics when isolated from a urine sample of Doris, a 64- year old patient with a kidney infection. To identify unknown #398, must prepare a working and a reserve stock by the inoculation from a broth culture and by quadrant streaking method on a PEM and EMP plates. The following test procedures were incubated at 37°C for 48 hours for observation and identification for unknown #398. The identification of unknown #398 followed test procedures from Brown1. First test, Morphological of Unknown consists of multiple of subtests. First subtest was used to determine the optimum temperature of unknown #398 growth by inoculation into 2 nutrient agar slants.…show more content…
Fermentation test is used to determine if unknown #398 uses any oxygen to ferment carbohydrates and acids. Oxidation tests were used to determine if unknown #398 metabolizes carbohydrates and acids by cellular respiration. Both tests are observed by inoculation of unknown #398 into 3 sugar broths: lactose, glucose, and mannitol and 1 citrate (Citric acid) slant. Fifth test, Hydrolytic and Degradative reactions is used to determine if unknown #398 contains enzyme, amylase that hydrolyzes starch after streaking on a starch plate. Next test, inoculation of a urea broth and is used to determine if unknown #398 contains urease that hydrolyzes urea. Last test, inoculation of phenylalanine agar is used to determine if phenylalanine deaminase oxidizes phenylalanine into phenylpyruvic acid and ammonia. Sixth test, is a Multiple Test Media used to determine the physiological characteristics of unknown #398. First test, Inoculation of Kligler 's Iron agar was used to determine the production of hydrogen sulfide from cysteine and fermentation of glucose and lactose. Last test, inoculation of litmus milk is used to determine the fermentation of lactose, casein, lactalbumin, and

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