Table 1

Biochemical identification of Bifidobacterium scardovii isolates

TestResult fora:
Our isolates (cases 1 and 2)Bifidobacterium scardoviib
SPS diskResistantNDc
API Rapid ID 32A
    Nitrate reduction
    Arginine dehydrolase
    Alkaline phosphatase
    Proline arylamidase
    Acid production from:
API Coryne
    Nitrate reduction
    Pyrrolidonyl arylamidase++
    Alkaline phosphatase
    Acid production from:
  • a ND, not determined. +, positive; −, negative.

  • b Data from references 3 and 5.

  • c Results for the SPS disk were resistant for Bifidobacterium spp. (6).

  • d According to the result of reference 2 (using API rapid ID 32S bioMérieux), no discrepancies were observed in our strains using Rosco diagnostic tablets.