Phenylalanine deaminase test principle, procedure, and purpose

The phenylalanine deaminase test is important to differentiate proteus and providendia from other enterobacteria and enterocolitis. Principle of phenylalanine deaminase test Some enterobacteria members can form phenyl pyruvic acid from phenylalanine by oxidative deamination. When this phenylalanine reacts with acidified ammonium sulfate OR 10 % ferric chloride solution to form phenyl pyruvic acid.This phenyl pyruvic … Read more