Legionella quinlivanii sp. nov. isolated from water


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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Benson, R.F., Thacker, W.L., Waters, R.P. et al. Legionella quinlivanii sp. nov. isolated from water. Current Microbiology 18, 195–197 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01569569

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  • Agglutination Test
  • Hybridization Study
  • Growth Requirement
  • Slide Agglutination
  • Slide Agglutination Test