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legionella

(ˌliːdʒəˈnɛlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
(Microbiology) any Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Legionella, including L. pneumophila, which causes legionnaire's disease
[C20: New Latin, diminutive of legion, as in legionnaire's disease]
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Noun1.legionella - the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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A PCR-based method for monitoring Legionella pneumophila in water samples detects viable but noncultivable Legionellae that can recover their cultivability.
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This study looks at the occurrence and ecology of legionellae in groundwaters by analyzing water and biofilm samples from several locations in the US and Canada.
pneumophila in the environmental samples demonstrated that legionellae can survive in this work environment.
From clinical samples of 2 patients, legionellae were cultured, and the infecting strain was confirmed as L.