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Table 1 Phenotypic and biochemical features of pathogenic bacteria isolated from ugba, an indigenous Nigerian food produced from African oil bean ( Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth)

From: Incidence of enteric pathogens in ugba, a traditional fermented food from African oil bean seeds (Pentaclethra macrophylla)

  Bacteria isolates
Characteristics 1 2 3 4 5 6
 Color/pigment yellow black pink pink pink green
 Gram reaction +
 Cell shape coccus rod rod rod rod rod
 Catalase test + + + + + +
 Oxidase test +
 Indole production + +
 Motility + + + +
 Methyl red test + + +
 Voges-Proskauer + + +
Hydrolysis of
 Urea + + + +
 Starch + +
 Gelatin + +
 Casein +
 Nitrate reduction + + + +
 Coagulase test + +
 Citrate utilization + + + +
Sugar Fermentation
 Glucose + + + + + +
 Sucrose + + + + + +
 Maltose + + + + + +
 Mannitol + + + + +
 Lactose + + + +
 Fructose + + + +
 Sorbitol + + +
 Xylose + + + +
 Arabinose + + + +
Probable identity Staphylococcus aureus Escherichia coli Klebsiella sp. Enterobacter sp Proteus sp. Pseudomonas sp.