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

W. L. Thacker, R. F. Benson, Ronald 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 - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Legionella
Kidney
Agglutination Tests
Ultraviolet Rays
Immunosuppressive Agents
Gas Chromatography
Immune Sera
Transplants
Transplant Recipients
DNA
Growth
Therapeutics

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  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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

Legionella tucsonensis sp. nov. isolated from a renal transplant recipient. / Thacker, W. L.; Benson, R. F.; Schifman, Ronald B; Pugh, E.; Steigerwalt, A. G.; Mayberry, W. R.; Brenner, D. J.; Wilkinson, H. W.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 27, No. 8, 1989, p. 1831-1834.

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Thacker, WL, Benson, RF, Schifman, RB, Pugh, E, Steigerwalt, AG, Mayberry, WR, Brenner, DJ & Wilkinson, HW 1989, 'Legionella tucsonensis sp. nov. isolated from a renal transplant recipient', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 1831-1834.
Thacker WL, Benson RF, Schifman RB, Pugh E, Steigerwalt AG, Mayberry WR et al. Legionella tucsonensis sp. nov. isolated from a renal transplant recipient. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1989;27(8):1831-1834.
Thacker, W. L. ; Benson, R. F. ; Schifman, Ronald B ; Pugh, E. ; Steigerwalt, A. G. ; Mayberry, W. R. ; Brenner, D. J. ; Wilkinson, H. W. / Legionella tucsonensis sp. nov. isolated from a renal transplant recipient. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1989 ; Vol. 27, No. 8. pp. 1831-1834.
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