Table 2.

Reactions and other variable biochemical characteristics differing between C. glucuronolyticum biochemical groups

CharacteristicNo. of strains with positive reaction in group:
I (humans [4] and pigs [7])aII (humans [5])aIII (humans [2])a
Esculin hydrolysis050
4-MU-β-d-glucoside052
Methyl-α and β-glucoside050
p-Nitrophenyl-β-d-glucoside052
Arbutin051
Salicin051
Ribose912
Urease1012
p-Nitrophenyl-α-d-maltoside710
d-Xylose632
l-Arabinose420
Hippurate530
  • a Total no. of strains examined is indicated in brackets.