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Table 1 The physiological and biochemical characteristics of five endophytic bacteria

From: High tetramethylpyrazine production by the endophytic bacterial Bacillus subtilis isolated from the traditional medicinal plant Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort.

Project LB3 LB3-2-1 LB6-2 LB4 LB5
catalase reaction + + + + +
Voges–Proskauer reaction + + + + +
Methyl red reaction
Nitrate reduction + + + + +
d-glucose utilization + + + + +
d-lactose utilization + + + + +
Citrate utilization + + + + +
Hydrolysis of gelatin + + + + +
Hydrolysis of starch + + + + +
Indole production
  1. “+” represents the test results were positive; “−” represents the test results were negative