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Legionella pneumophila

Legionella pneumophila

Catalogue No.

NCTC 11192

Current Name

Legionella pneumophila

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

Philadelphia 1

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Buffered Charcoal Yeast Extract agar (BCYE), 48 hours, 37°C, CO₂ required

Biological and Genomic Info


Serogroup 1

Gram Stain Result



Nitric acid: -

Enzyme Tests

Catalase: -


Cytochrome C oxidase: weak

Strain Data

(ATCC 33152) Type strain / R. E. Weaver, CDC Atlanta in 1977 / Serogroup 1

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Uniform, Butyrous, Shiny, Opaque

Additional Info

Accession Date




Isolated From

human, lung



Previous Catalogue Name

Legionella pneumophila


Extended Bibliography

SKERMAN (V.B.D.), McGOWAN (V.) and SNEATH (P.H.A.) (editors), (1980), Approved Lists of Bacterial Names., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 225-420, 1 BRENNER (D.J.), STEIGERWALT (A.G.) and McDADE (J.E.), (1979), Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1979, 90, 656-658. 2 Validation of the publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. List no. 3. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 1979, 29, 436., 656-658, Validation of the Publication of New Names and New Combinations Previously Effectively Published Outside the IJSB,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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