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  • Toxin responsible for Legionella growth identified

    A team of scientists led by EMBL group leader Sagar Bhogaraju and Ivan Dikic of Goethe University, Frankfurt, discovered that the toxin SidJ in Legionella bacteria enforces a unique modification on human proteins and helps legionella grow inside human cells. SidJ hijacks human protein Calmodulin to more

  • Biofilms in bath toys

    Rubber ducks and crocodiles have always been popular bathtime companions. An Eawag study has now revealed the “dark side” of flexible plastic bath toys. Diverse microbial growth is promoted not only by the plastic materials but by bath users themselves. Warm, humid bathrooms provide ideal conditions more

  • Microarray rapid test speeds up detection in case of a Legionella pneumophila outbreak

    In an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, finding the exact source as quickly as possible is essential to preventing further infections. To date, a detailed analysis takes days. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have now developed a rapid test that achieves the same result in about 35 more

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Legionella pneumophila

Legionella pneumophila Legionella pneumophila is a thin, , flagella ted Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Legionella . L. pneumophila is the primary human pathogen in this group and is the causative agent of legionellosis or Legionnaires' ... more


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