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Current Microbiology

, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp 255–257 | Cite as

Legionella micdadei species nova: Classification of a third species ofLegionella associated with human pneumonia

  • G. Ann Hébert
  • Arnold G. Steigerwalt
  • Don J. Brenner
Article

Abstract

Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness studies were used to characterize threeLegionella-like organisms; TATLOCK, HEBA, and the Pittsburgh pneumonia agent. The results showed that these three strains belong in the same species, which is distinct from the previously described speciesLegionella pneumophila andL. bozemanii. Legionella micdadei species nova is proposed for this new species. The type strain ofL. micdadei is TATLOCK (ATCC 33218).

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Current Microbiology Cellular Fatty Acid Composition Major Acid Ultraviolet Excitation Abundant Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ann Hébert
    • 1
  • Arnold G. Steigerwalt
    • 2
  • Don J. Brenner
    • 2
  1. 1.Analytical Bacteriology BranchU. S. Department of Health, Education and WelfareAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Enterobacteriology Branch, Bacteriology Division, Bureau of Laboratories, Center for Disease Control, Public Health ServiceU. S. Department of Health, Education and WelfareAtlantaUSA

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