Distribution, expression, and long-range mapping of legiolysin gene (lly)-specific DNA sequences in legionellae.

The legiolysin gene (lly) cloned from Legionella pneumophila Philadelphia 1 confers the phenotypes of hemolysis and browning of the culture medium. An internal lly-specific DNA probe was used in Southern hybridizations for the detection of lly-specific DNA in the genomes of legionellae and other gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. Under conditions of high… CONTINUE READING