Biofilms: the environmental playground of Legionella pneumophila.

  title={Biofilms: the environmental playground of Legionella pneumophila.},
  author={Priscilla Declerck},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={12 3},
  • P. Declerck
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Biology
  • Environmental microbiology
Legionella pneumophila, the aetiological agent of 90% of legionellosis cases, is a common inhabitant of natural and anthropogenic freshwater environments, where it resides in biofilms. Biofilms are defined as complex, natural assemblages of microorganisms that involve a multitude of trophic interactions. A thorough knowledge and understanding of Legionella ecology in relation to biofilm communities is of primary importance in the search for innovative and effective control strategies to prevent… 

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