Current Microbiology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 195–197 | Cite as

Legionella quinlivanii sp. nov. isolated from water

  • Robert F. Benson
  • W. Lanier Thacker
  • Reginald P. Waters
  • Peter A. Quinlivan
  • William R. Mayberry
  • Don J. Brenner
  • Hazel W. Wilkinson

Abstract

SixLegionella-like organisms were isolated from the evaporative air conditioning system of a bus in South Australia. All six isolates were presumptively identified as legionellae by their growth requirement forl-cysteine and their cellular branched-chain fatty acids. They were serologically distinct from other legionellae in the slide agglutination test. DNA hybridization studies showed that the six isolates belong to a new species ofLegionella, Legionella quinlivanii (ATCC 43830).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. Benson
    • 1
  • W. Lanier Thacker
    • 1
  • Reginald P. Waters
    • 2
  • Peter A. Quinlivan
    • 2
  • William R. Mayberry
    • 3
  • Don J. Brenner
    • 1
  • Hazel W. Wilkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Bacterial Diseases, Center for Infectious DiseasesCenters for Disease ControlAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.State Water LaboratorySalisbury
  3. 3.College of MedicineEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA

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