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Tests to differentiate microorganisms Colony forming characteristics

Biochemical Tests to differentiate microorganisms Colony forming characteristics of diff. organisms in selective media. 1] Amylase test or starch hydrolysis: Starch is a complex carbohydrate classed with polysaccharides. Some bacteria elaborate an extra cellular enzyme called ‘amylase’(diastase) which has the power to hydrolyze colloidal starch molecule to simplesugar i.e. dextrin, maltose, glucose. Maltose is diffusible […]

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