Development of a standardized subgrouping scheme for Legionella pneumophila
serogroup 1 using monoclonal antibodies.
subspecies pneumophila serogroup I was obtained from American Type Culture Collection (ATCC 33152; Manassas, Virginia USA) and plated on buffered charcoal yeast extract (BCYE) agar plates containing polymyxin B, anisomycin, and vancomycin (Hardy Diagnostics; Santa Maria, California USA).
was cultivated on charcoal agar plates, Mycobacterium smegmatis on Middlebrook agar plates with a 5% [CO.
Antigenic lipopolysaccharide components of Legionella pneumophila
recognized by monoclonal antibodies: possibilities and limitations for division of the species into serogroups.
In facilities housing sick or aged occupants, testing for Legionella pneumophila
should be done even more frequently.
Prevalence and significance of Legionella pneumophila
contamination of residential hot-tap water systems.
Comparison of sputum and nasopharyngeal swab specimens for molecular diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila
Furthermore, a significant proportion of CABP cases are caused by the 'atypical agents', mainly Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila
University of Georgia, Athens, researcher Vincent Starai--an assistant professor who holds a joint appointment with the Departments of Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine--is investigating how the bacterium Legionella pneumophila
, which causes the disease, overcomes the body's defenses.
Four of the premises sampled had positive results for Legionella pneumophila
, including two close to the upper Rhymney Valley cluster, and one place in the Cynon Valley.
and other members of genus Legionella are Gram negative bacteria that are ubiquitous in both natural aquatic and moist soil environment (1,2), and in artificial aquatic habitats(3).
Another 20% had atypical pathogens, including Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila