Morphology of Legionella pneumophila according to their location within Hartmanella vermiformis

Res Microbiol. 2003 Nov;154(9):619-21. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2003.08.003.


The morphology of Legionella pneumophila grown within Hartmanella vermiformis was studied by electron microscopy. Different morphologies were observed, including a replicative form and a mature intracellular form, that had previously been reported in Hela cells. L. pneumophila was also detected within the cyst wall of the amoeba.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Hartmannella / microbiology*
  • Hartmannella / ultrastructure
  • Legionella pneumophila / pathogenicity
  • Legionella pneumophila / physiology*
  • Legionella pneumophila / ultrastructure
  • Microscopy, Electron