NC_014125:3054000 Legionella pneumophila 2300/99 Alcoy chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Legionella pneumophila; Legionella; Legionellaceae; Legionellales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This strain (2300/99 Alcoy) belongs to serogroup 1 and is considered endemic in Spanish areas. It was isolated from a patient affected by legionellosis in Alcoy (Spain). One of the most important outbreaks was registered in Murcia (Spain) in 2001, when more than 751 cases of suspected Legionellosis were registered. This organism is a non-marine bacterium usually found growing inside other organisms such as protozoans in aquatic environments. They can also be found in soil, freshwater, and in biofilms. Protozoans may act as bacterial reservoirs.