Intracellular bacteria of Acanthamoebae resembling Legionella spp. turned out to be Cytophaga sp.

@article{Mller1999IntracellularBO,
  title={Intracellular bacteria of Acanthamoebae resembling Legionella spp. turned out to be Cytophaga sp.},
  author={Karsten M{\"u}ller and Ernst N. Schmid and Rainer Michel},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie : international journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={289 4},
  pages={389-97}
}
Acanthamoeba sp. isolated from the drinking water system of a hospital harboured gram-negative bacteria multiplying inside phagosomes and within the cytoplasm of their host cells. According to their morphology demonstrated by electron microscopy they resembled Llaps (Legionella-like amoebal pathogens) but turned out to be Cytophaga sp. as shown by a typical profile of cellular fatty acids obtained by means of gas-liquid chromatography.