Legionella tucsonensis sp. nov. isolated from a renal transplant recipient

W. L. Thacker, R. F. Benson, R. B. Schifman, E. Pugh, A. G. Steigerwalt, W. R. Mayberry, D. J. Brenner, H. W. Wilkinson

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Abstract

A Legionella-like organism (strain 1087-AZ-H) was isolated from a pleural-fluid specimen from a renal transplant patient undergoing immunosuppressive therapy. Growth characteristics and gas-liquid chromatography profiles of the isolate were consistent with those for Legionella spp. The isolate fluoresced blue-white under long-wave UV light. Strain 1087-AZ-H was serologically distinct in the slide agglutination test with absorbed antisera. DNA hybridization studies placed it in a new Legionella species, Legionella tucsonensis (ATCC 49180).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1831-1834
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume27
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Thacker, W. L., Benson, R. F., Schifman, R. B., Pugh, E., Steigerwalt, A. G., Mayberry, W. R., Brenner, D. J., & Wilkinson, H. W. (1989). Legionella tucsonensis sp. nov. isolated from a renal transplant recipient. Journal of clinical microbiology, 27(8), 1831-1834.