Isolate Gram Rxn Shape Endosp. Citrate TSI Indole Motility MR VP Lipase Amylase Catalase Coag. Oxidase
B1 - R - + K/A - + - - + - + - +
B3 - R - - A/A - - + - + + - - -
B5 - R - - K/A - - + - +* + + - -
B7 - R - - K/A - - - - + - ++ - -
B11 - R - + A/A + - + - + + + + +
B15 - R - + A/A - + - + ++ - + - I
E1 - R - - A/A - + - - + - + - +
E5 + R + + K/A + - - + +* +++ ++ - +
X1 - R - + K/A - + - - +* + + - +
X3 - R - + K/A - + - + +++ - ++ - -
X12 - R - + A/A - + - - + ++ + I +
Gram Rxn: Gram Reaction; Endosp: Endospore; TSI: Triple Sugar Iron; MR: Methyl Red; VP: Voges Proskauer; Coag: Coagulase; I: Inconclusive; *: Weak Result; +: Positive Result; -: Negative Result; R: Rod; K/A: Glucose fermentation with acid production; A/A: Glucose fermentation with acid accumulation in slant and butt.
Table 1: Phenotypic characterization of representative bacterial isolates from BEX contaminated soils.