Table 1

Bacterial strains used in this study

Application and bacteriumSerogroupNo. of strains from each sourceTotal no.
Targets for probe specificity testing
    Legionella pneumophilaO11,a 1c2
    Legionella pneumophilaO21b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO31b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO41d1
    Legionella pneumophilaO51e1
    Legionella pneumophilaO61b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO71,e 1c2
    Legionella pneumophilaO81b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO91b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO101b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO111b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO121b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO131b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO141b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO151e1
Other species used for probe specificity testing
    Aeromonas hydrophila1h1
    Legionella anisa1d1
    Legionella bozemanii1e1
    Legionella gormanii1e1
    Legionella longbeachae1d1
    Legionella micdadei1b1
    Legionella steigerwaltii1b1
    Legionella waltersii1b1
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa1g1
    Salmonella1f1
    Shigella dysenteriae1g1
    Staphylococcus aureus1g1
    Yersinia enterocolitica1d1
Blind testing (n = 17)
    Legionella pneumophilaO11a1
    Legionella pneumophilaO51e1
    Legionella pneumophilaO61b1
    Legionella pneumophilaO131b1
    Aeromonas hydrophila1h1
    Legionella anisa1d1
    Legionella bozemanii1e1
    Legionella gormanii1e1
    Legionella longbeachae1d1
    Legionella micdadei1b1
    Legionella steigerwaltii1b1
    Legionella waltersii1b1
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa1g1
    Salmonella1f1
    Shigella dysenteriae1g1
    Staphylococcus aureus1g1
    Yersinia enterocolitica1d1
  • a Czech Collection of Microorganisms, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

  • b National Collection of Type Cultures, Central Public Health Laboratory, London, United Kingdom.

  • c Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China.

  • d German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany.

  • e American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, VA.

  • f School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

  • g National Center for Medical Culture Collections, Beijing, China.

  • h Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.