Serological diversity within the species Legionella spiritensis

Timothy Harrison*, N. A. Saunders, Nivedita Doshi, R. Wait, A. G. Taylor

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A strain of Legionella isolated from the environment which could not initially be identified was shown by restriction fragment length polymorphisms to be a Legionella spiritensis. This was confirmed by DNA homology studies, cell wall fatty acid composition and isoprenoid quinone analysis. This strain, which is only the second reported representative of the species, was shown to be serologically distinct from the type strain of L. spiritensis and all other serogroups of Legionella.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-431
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Bacteriology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1988


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