Catalase is a common enzyme found in almost all aerobic organisms. It catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.
List of catalase positive microorganisms
Only medically-important organisms are listed here.
- Pseudomonas aeroginosa
- Aspergillus fumigatus
- Candida albicans
- Enterobacteriaceae (Klebsiella, Serratia)
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis produces a heat-labile catalase workable only at body temperatures.
Cite this article as: Burhan Ahmed, MD, "List of catalase positive microorganisms," in Medicalopedia, September 6, 2012, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/3149/list-of-catalase-positive-microorganisms/].