Legionella pneumophila sequence type 1/Paris pulsotype subtyping by spoligotyping.

  title={Legionella pneumophila sequence type 1/Paris pulsotype subtyping by spoligotyping.},
  author={Christophe Ginevra and Nathalie Jacotin and Laure Diancourt and Ghislaine Guigon and Romain Arquilliere and H{\'e}l{\'e}ne Meugnier and Ghislaine Descours and François Vandenesch and J{\^e}rome Etienne and G{\'e}rard Lina and Val{\'e}rie Caro and Sophie Jarraud},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={50 3},
Endemic strains of Legionella pneumophila sequence type 1 (ST1), in particular the ST1/Paris pulsotype, are dispersed worldwide and represent about 10% of culture-proven clinical cases of Legionnaires' disease in France. The high rate of isolation of this strain from both clinical and environmental samples makes identification of the source of infection difficult during epidemiological investigations. The full-length genome sequence of this strain was recently determined, and it revealed the… CONTINUE READING