Legionella feeleii

Legionella feeleii is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium from the genus Legionella which was isolated from an automobile plant and which was held responsible for causing Pontiac fever in 317 workers.[3][4] The organism did not grow on blood agar, required L-cysteine, and showed significant quantities of branched-chain fatty acids. More recently,[5] an unusual, extrapulmonary case was described in a 66-year-old woman admitted to Hopital Nord, Marseille, France because of a complicated cellulitis and an abscess on her right leg following a suspected insect or spider bite.

Legionella feeleii
Scientific classification
L. feeleii
Binomial name
Legionella feeleii
Herwaldt et al. 1984[1]
Type strain
ATCC 35072, CCUG 16417, CIP 103877, DSM 17645, Goorman WO-44C, NCTC 12022, WO-44C[2]


  1. ^ LPSN lpsn.dsmz.de
  2. ^ Straininfo of Legionella feeleii
  3. ^ Herwaldt LA, Gorman GW, McGrath T, Toma S, Brake B, Hightower AW, Jones J, Reingold AL, Boxer PA, Tang PW (March 1984). "A new Legionella species, Legionella feeleii species nova, causes Pontiac fever in an automobile plant". Annals of Internal Medicine. 100 (3): 333–8. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-100-3-333. PMID 6696354.
  4. ^ Universal protein resource accession number Q49L36 for "IcmS" at UniProt.Uniprot
  5. ^ Loridant S, Lagier JC, La Scola B (January 2011). "Identification of Legionella feeleii cellulitis". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 17 (1): 145–6. doi:10.3201/eid1701.101346. PMC 3204652. PMID 21192884.

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