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Ann Inst Pasteur Microbiol. 1988 Jul-Aug;139(4):393-402.

Legionella moravica sp. nov. and Legionella brunensis sp. nov. isolated from cooling-tower water.

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Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333.

Abstract

Two Legionella-like organisms were isolated from cooling-tower water samples in Czechoslovakia. They were presumptively identified as legionellae by their growth on buffered charcoal-yeast extract agar (BCYE) containing L-cysteine and their absence of growth on BCYE without L-cysteine. Both strains contained predominately branch-chained cellular fatty acids and were therefore definitively placed in the genus Legionella. They were serologically distinct from other described Legionella species and were shown by DNA studies to constitute two new Legionella species, Legionella moravica (type strain 316-36; ATCC 43877) and Legionella brunensis (type strain 441-1; ATCC 43878).

PMID:
3179063
DOI:
10.1016/0769-2609(88)90102-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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