S.No.

Character/Test

 Response

    1.

    2.

    3.

    4.

    5.

    6.

    7.

    8.

    9.

   10.

Gram staining

Shape

Motility

Cytochrome oxidase

Catalase

Indole production test

Methyl red test

Voges-Proskauer test

Citrate utilization test

Flagella type

     -

   Rods

     +

    ++

    ++

     +

     +

     -

     +

Lophotrichous

++, strongly positive; +, moderately positive; -, negative
Table 4: Morphological and Biochemical Characteristics of Pseudomonas fl uorescens SM1 strain.