Exposure to synthetic gray water inhibits amoeba encystation and alters expression of Legionella pneumophila virulence genes

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Date: Jan. 15, 2015
From: Applied and Environmental Microbiology(Vol. 81, Issue 2)
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Document Type: Report
Length: 78 words

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The article describes the investigation of three strains of the water-based pathogen Legionella pneumophila and its free-living amoeba (FLA) hosts Acanthamoeba polyphaga, A. castellanii, and Vermamoeba vermiformis using synthetic gray water (sGW). Exposure to sGW for 72 h was found to result in significant inhibition (P

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