Legionella pneumophila pangenome reveals strain-specific virulence factors

Abstract

Legionella pneumophila subsp. pneumophila is a gram-negative γ-Proteobacterium and the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, a form of epidemic pneumonia. It has a water-related life cycle. In industrialized cities L. pneumophila is commonly encountered in refrigeration towers and water pipes. Infection is always via infected aerosols to humans… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-181

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@inproceedings{DAuria2009LegionellaPP, title={Legionella pneumophila pangenome reveals strain-specific virulence factors}, author={Giuseppe D'Auria and Nuria Jim{\'e}nez-Hern{\'a}ndez and Francesc Peris-Bondia and Andr{\'e}s Moya and Amparo Latorre}, booktitle={BMC Genomics}, year={2009} }