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, 60 (10), 694-701

Legionella Clemsonensis Sp. Nov.: A Green Fluorescing Legionella Strain From a Patient With Pneumonia

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Legionella Clemsonensis Sp. Nov.: A Green Fluorescing Legionella Strain From a Patient With Pneumonia

Allison Palmer et al. Microbiol Immunol.

Abstract

A novel Legionella species was identified based on sequencing, cellular fatty acid analysis, biochemical reactions, and biofilm characterization. Strain D5610 was originally isolated from the bronchial wash of a patient in Ohio, USA. The bacteria were gram-negative, rod-shaped, and exhibited green fluorescence under long wave UV light. Phylogenetic analysis and fatty acid composition revealed a distinct separation within the genus. The strain grows between 26-45°C and forms biofilms equivalent to L. pneumophila Philadelphia 1. These characteristics suggest that this isolate is a novel Legionella species, for which the name Legionella clemsonensis sp nov. is proposed.

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