A Laboratory Manual for Legionella
T. G. Harrison, A. G. Taylor
Wiley, Aug 10, 1988 - Science - 192 pages
A comprehensive laboratory manual on the range of techniques used to identify, isolate, and culture the bacterium legionella, causative organism of Legionnaires' disease. Provides researchers and lab workers with the methods for serological diagnostic of legionellosis in patients. Describes phenotypic characteristics of the bacterium, culture of the organism from clinical and environmental samples, and modern hospital and laboratory practice.
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Isolation of Legionellae from Clinical Specimens
Isolation of Legionellae from Environmental Specimens
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A. G. Taylor ACES buffer antibiotics antibody antigen antisera antiserum assay autofluorescent bacteria BCYE BCYE agar BCYE plate BCYEA blood Brenner buffer chromatography Clin clinical specimens cloned colleagues colonies column conjugate containing cross-reactions cyclopropane demonstrated described detection diagnosis dilution disease distilled water DMRQC Dournon Edelstein Edited by T. G. examined fatty acid filter flagella fluorescence growth Harrison and A. G. hybridization identification IFAT immunocompromised immunofluorescence incubated indirect immunofluorescent infection inoculated isolation of Legionella L-cysteine L.bozemanii L.feeleii L.longbeachae L.micdadei L.pneumophila serogroup laboratory Legionella pneumophila Legionella species Legionellaceae Legionnaires lung MABs methods Microbiol monoclonal antibodies NCTC negative NT NT obtained organisms outbreak phase plasmid pneumonia polymyxin positive prepared present probe procedures profiles quinone rabbit reagents RMAT rRNA sample selective media sensitivity sequences sera serological serum specimens slides small number solvent sterile subgroup T. G. Harrison techniques temperature titre type strain ubiquinones vancomycin