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Legionella

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Timothy G. Harrison BSc PhD Deputy Director

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0068

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Harrison, T. G. 2010. Legionella. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Health Protection Agency, Respiratory and Systemic Infection Laboratory, Specialist and Reference Microbiology Division, Centre for Infections, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Definition
  • 2
    Historical Perspective
  • 3
    Clinical Illness and Epidemiological Findings
  • 4
    Habitat
  • 5
    Morphology
  • 6
    Cultural Characteristics and Growth Requirements
  • 7
    Metabolism and Growth Requirements
  • 8
    Genetic Analysis
  • 9
    Cell-Wall Composition and Antigenic Structures
  • 10
    Taxonomy and Classification
  • 11
    Laboratory Detection and Identification
  • 12
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 13
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors

Keywords:

  • Legionella - Legionellae, nutritionally fastidious, pleomorphic gram-negative organisms;
  • family Legionellaceae - comprising single genus Legionella;
  • Legionnaires' disease;
  • nosocomially acquired LD;
  • Legionella - causing human infections;
  • metabolism and growth requirements;
  • urinary antigen EIAs;
  • diagnosis by estimation of antibody levels