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Legionella pneumophila

Legionella pneumophila

Catalogue No.

NCTC 11233

Current Name

Legionella pneumophila

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

Los Angeles-1

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Buffered charcoal yeast ext + cO₂, 37°C, CO₂ required condl:nutrient

Biological and Genomic Info


Legionella pneumophila serogroup 4

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: +

Cytochrome C oxidase: +

Strain Data

(ATCC 33156) R. E. Weaver, CDC Atlanta in 1978 / Serogroup 4 / subsp. fraseri / Fry, N. K. et al. (1991) J. gen. Microbiol. 137, 1215

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date






Previous Catalogue Name

Legionella pneumophila


Extended Bibliography

Legionella pneumophila serogroup Lansing 3 isolated from a patient with fatal pneumonia, and descriptions of L. pneumophila subsp. pneumophila subsp. nov., L. pneumophila subsp. fraseri subsp. nov., and L. pneumophila subsp. pascullei subsp. nov., Validation of the Publication of New Names and New Combinations Previously Effectively Published Outside the IJSB List No. 32, The use of 16S ribosomal RNA analyses to investigate the phylogeny of the family Legionellaceae,

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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