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Recognition of a second serogroup of Legionella longbeachae.

By W F Bibb, R J Sorg, B M Thomason, M D Hicklin, A G Steigerwalt, D J Brenner and M R Wulf


A strain of Legionella longbeachae (Tucker 1) that was isolated from the postmortem lung tissue of a pneumonia patient was serologically distinct from four other strains of L. longbeachae. The recognition of a second serogroup of L. longbeachae represents the first reported instance of serogroup diversity within a species of Legionella other than L. pneumophila. The disease caused by the Tucker 1 strain does not seem to be readily distinguishable from that of pneumonia caused by other legionellae

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1981
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