Long-term survival of Legionella pneumophila associated with Acanthamoeba castellanii vesicles.

@article{Bouyer2007LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term survival of Legionella pneumophila associated with Acanthamoeba castellanii vesicles.},
  author={Sabrina Bouyer and Christine Imbert and M C Rodier and Yann H{\'e}chard},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={1341-4}
}
Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, is ubiquitously found in aquatic environments, associated with free living amoebae. Trophozoite forms of the genus Acanthamoeba have been shown to support the intracellular growth of Legionella while it has been proposed that cyst forms are related to survival in harsh environments. This underlines that amoebae are of primary importance in Legionella spreading. In this study, we followed the survival of L. pneumophila Lens… CONTINUE READING

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