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Table 2 Definitive identification of A. hydro/caviae and A. sobria with biochemical tests.

From: External decontamination of wild leeches with hypochloric acid

No 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
O I F I I F I I I F O I O I I
Results of API 32 GN h/c h/c h/c h/c h/c h/c s s h/c s h/c h/c s h/c h/c h/c
M + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Esculin + + + + + + - - + - + + - + + +
Catalase + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Indole + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
VP + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + +
LDC + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
ODC - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DNase + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Hem. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Glucose + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Lactose - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Urea - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Citrate + + + - + + - - - + - + + + + -
Results h h h h h h v v h v h h v h h h
  1. Abbreviations : No: Number of leech, : Source of the culture material, API 32 GN: Analitycal Profile Index 32 GN (BioMérieux), O: Oral flora, I: Intestinal flora, F: Transport fluid, h/c: A. hydro/caviae, h: A. hydrophila, s: A. sobria, v: A. veronii biogroup sobria, M: Motility, VP: Voges-Proskauer, LDC: Lysine decarboxylase, ODC: Ornithine decarboxylase, Hem: Hemolysis, Lactose: Asit from Lactose.