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Tribe Proteae
  1. Members: Proteus, Morganella, Providencia
  2. Coliforms, intestinal commensals, opportunists
  3. PPA +; Urease +
  4. P mirabilis (Indole -); P vulgaris (Indole +)
  5. “Fishy or Seminal “ odor
  6. Swarming on BA, NA, CA but not on Mac & CLED; seen only in Proteus spp.
  7. Dienes phenomenon used for typing
  8. Inhibition of swarming:
  9. 6% agar/Chloral hydrate (1 in 500)
  10. Sodium azide (1 in 500)/Alcohol
  11. Sulphonamides/Surface active agents
  12. Boric acid (1 in 100)/MacConkey’s agar/CLED agar
  13. UTI (associated with stone formation, stage horn calculus), wound infection, nosocomial infection




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