Product Code TM 085
Moeller Decarboxylase Broth Base is used for differentiating gram-negative enteric bacilli on the basis of their ability to decarboxylate amino acids. Moeller introduced the Decarboxylase Broth for detecting the production of lysine and ornithine decarboxylase and arginine dihydrolase. Prior to Moellers work, bacterial amino acid decarboxylases were studied by Gale and Gale and Epps. Production of ornithine decarboxylase is a helpful criterion in differentiating Klebsiella and Enterobacter species. Klebsiella are non-motile and do not produce ornithine decarboxylase while Enterobacter are motile and produce ornithine decarboxylase except Enterobacter agglomerans.
for di?erentiation of bacteria on the basis of their ability to decarboxlyate the amino acid