Table 2: Morphological and biochemical characters of selected isolates.

Morphological charactersNAP11NAC1

Colony colorWhite Cream
Colony textureSmooth Smooth-elevated
Gram reaction+ve−ve
Cell shapeCocci-shaped Rod-shaped
Cell arrangementChainChain
Spore formation−ve−ve

Biochemical tests

Citrate utilization test−ve−ve
Indole test +ve+ve
Methyl red test−ve−ve
V-P test−ve−ve
H2S production test+ve+ve
Amylase production test−ve−ve
Sucrose +ve−ve
Dextrose +ve+ve
Mannitol +ve+ve
Trehalose +ve+ve
D-Arabinose −ve−ve
Maltose +ve+ve
Glucose +ve+ve
Raffinose +ve+ve with gas production
Xylose −ve−ve
Sorbitol −ve−ve
Lactose −ve−ve
Mannose −ve−ve
Fructose +ve−ve
Ribose −ve−ve
Inulin −ve−ve
Esculin −ve−ve
Mellibiose −ve−ve
Ramanose −ve−ve