||Growth of 'Legionella pneumophila' in Continuous Culture.
Berg, J. D. ;
Hoff, J. C. ;
Roberts, P. V. ;
Matin, A. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Rio Linda Chemical Co., Sacramento, CA. ;Stanford Univ., CA.
Culture media ;
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A method was developed to grow Legionella pneumophila in continuous culture. A chemostat was used to simulate nutrient-limited, sub-maximal growth in the natural environmental and to provide a precisely-controlled growth regime. Cultures grew under forced aeration under conditions yielding up to 38% saturation of dissolved oxygen; supplemental CO2 (5%) at the same gas flow rates as ambient air had no effect on culture growth. Pleomorphiam was observed during growth under all conditions. Pigment was produced only at D < 0.03 h-1. Catalase was produced at higher growth rates, but not at higher temperatures. The pathogenicity was unaffected by altering either the growth rate or growth temperature.