[Microbiology] Re: Differentiation of Enterobacter

JEDilworth via microbio%40net.bio.net (by bactitech from nospamhortonsbay.com)
Mon Oct 23 00:04:44 EST 2006

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
or Microscan.

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)

"IESELENE SMITH" <pigpig5678 from sbcglobal.net> wrote in message 
news:mailman.157.1161546381.23274.microbio from net.bio.net...
> How does one differentiate between the various species in the Enterobacter 
> genus (ie, E. aerogenes, E. agglomerans, E. cloacae, E. faecalis) ?

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