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Table 1 Physiological and biochemical characteristics of ZH-4

From: An isolated cellulolytic Escherichia coli from bovine rumen produces ethanol and hydrogen from corn straw

Characteristics Reaction Characteristics Reaction
ZH-4 Control group ZH-4 Control group
Glucose + + Mannitol + +
Fructose + + Dulcite +
Arabinose + + Glycerol + +
Raffinose + Gelatin
Lactose + + Salicylic acid + +
Melibiose + + Esculin + +
Xylose + + Urea
cellobiose hydrogen sulfide
Rhamnose + + Nitrate + +
Maltose + + Citrate
Sucrose Phenylalanine deaminase
Galactose + + Ornithine decarboxylase + +
Starch Lysine decarboxylase + +
Peptone water + + Motility + +
Sorbitol + Optimal pH for growth 7.0  
Optimal temperature for growth 37 °C     
  1. + positive reaction; − negative reaction