Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Genetic typing in a cluster of Legionella pneumophila infections.

By R J van Ketel and B de Wever


Legionella pneumophila strains isolated from six patients, three air-conditioning- and cooling tower-derived strains, and three hot water supply-derived strains were analyzed by three genetic typing methods. The results of the whole-cell DNA restriction endonuclease analysis and the restriction patterns based on genes coding for rRNA correlated with each other and demonstrated that the patient isolates were indistinguishable from the air-conditioning- and cooling tower-derived isolates but differed markedly from the hot water supply-derived isolates. The patient and air-conditioning- and cooling tower-derived strains contained plasmids of the same molecular weight; the hot water supply-derived strains were plasmidless. These results indicated that the cooling tower or the air-conditioning system was the environmental source for the examined cluster of Legionnaires disease strains

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1989
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.