Please note that E. faecalis is NOT an Enterobacter but an
Enterococcus.....BIG difference. Enterobacters are gram negative rods.
Enterococcus is a gram positive cocci.
You need biochemicals - sugars, decarboxylases, etc. to ID these.
Commercially this can be done by API kits, or automated systems like Vitek
Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
"IESELENE SMITH" <pigpig5678 from sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> How does one differentiate between the various species in the Enterobacter
> genus (ie, E. aerogenes, E. agglomerans, E. cloacae, E. faecalis) ?