Legionella micdadei

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Legionella micdadei
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L. micdadei
Binomial name
Legionella micdadei
Hébert et al. 1980[1]
Synonyms

Tatlockia micdadei
Legionella pittsburghensis

Legionella micdadei is a Gram-negative bacterium from the genus Legionella, which stains acid-fast. It stains weakly, but loses this trait upon being grown in culture. Tatlockia micdadei is an alternative term for L. micdadei, the Pittsburgh pneumonia agent and TATLOCK strain.[2] It is named after Joseph E. McDade, who first isolated L. pneumophila.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hébert, G. Ann; Steigerwalt, Arnold G.; Brenner, Don J. (1980-09-01). "Legionella micdadei species nova: Classification of a third species of Legionella associated with human pneumonia". Current Microbiology. 3 (5): 255–257. doi:10.1007/BF02601800. ISSN 0343-8651.
  2. ^ McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.