Table 1.

Biochemical and other characteristics of S. maltophilia

TestReactiona
Indophenol oxidase
Catalase+
Growth
 5°C
 18°C+
 37°C+
Motility
 18°C+
 37°Cv
Indole
Lysine decarboxylase+
Ornithine decarboxylase
Methyl red
Voges-Proskauer
Hydrogen sulfide
Reduction of nitrate to nitritev
Citratev
Phenylalanine deaminase
β-Galactosidase (ONPG)v
Hydrolysis
 Esculin+
 Gelatin+
 Tween 80+
 DNA+
 Starch
 Urea
Carbon sources for growth
 Adonitol
 Arabinose
 β-Hydroxybutyrate
 Cellobiosev
 Dulcitol
 Glucose+
 Fructosev
 Galactosev
 Mannitol
 Mannosev
 Rhamnose
 Salicin
 Sorbitol
 Trehalose
  • a +, >85% strains positive; v, 16 to 84% strains positive; −, ≤15% strains positive. Data from references 186, 312, 313, and395.