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Table 1 Phenotypic characteristics of Chromobacterium sp. isolates.

From: Analysis of Chromobacterium sp. natural isolates from different Brazilian ecosystems

Biochemical Characteristics Percentage of positive bacterial isolates
   Geographic Regions
  Type strain ERF (11)* AF (6) BS (26)
β-galactosidase (ONPG) - 0 0 19
Arginine dihydrolase (ADH) + 91 100 50
Lysine decarboxylase (LDC) - 0 0 15
Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) - 0 0 12
Citrate (CIT) - 0 0 46
H2S production (H2S) - 0 0 0
Urease (URE) - 0 0 19
Tryptophanane deaminase (TDA) - 0 0 0
Indole production (IND) - 64 100 8
Acetoin production (VP) - 36 100 69
Gelatinase (GEL) + 100 83 73
Fermentation/oxidation:     
Glucose (GLU) - 9 100 19
Mannitol (MAN) - 0 0 19
Inositol (INO) - 0 0 4
Sorbitol (SOR) - 0 0 19
Rhamnose (RHA) - 0 0 8
Sucrose (SAC) - 9 0 12
Melibiose (MEL) - 0 0 15
Amygdalin (AMY) - 0 0 15
Arabinose (ARA) - 0 0 8
Motility (MOT) + 100 83 81
MacConkey (McC) + 82 83 85
  1. * number of isolates; + positive; - negative.