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A simple disc technique for the presumptive identification of Legionella pneumophila
  1. MG Smith
  1. Department of Pathology, Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

    Abstract

    A method is described for the presumptive identification of Legionella pneumophila by the formation of satellite colonies around filter paper discs impregnated with ferric pyrophosphate and L-cysteine hydrochloride on a deficient basal medium. This technique simplifies the differentiation of picked colonies of L pneumophila from other organisms in mixed cultures from environmental and contaminated clinical samples.

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