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Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 6743

Type strain: Yes

Species: Legionella oakridgensis

Strain history: <- CIP; Oak Ridge 10 {2008} <- CDC <- R. L. Tyndall

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@ref: 15581

BacDive-ID: 6743

DSM-Number: 21215

keywords: genome sequence, 16S sequence, Bacteria, microaerophile, mesophilic

description: Legionella oakridgensis DSM 21215 is a microaerophile, mesophilic bacterium that was isolated from cooling tower.

NCBI tax id

NCBI tax idMatching level

strain history: <- CIP; Oak Ridge 10 {2008} <- CDC <- R. L. Tyndall

doi: 10.13145/bacdive6743.20221219.7.1

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/pseudomonadota
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Pseudomonadota
  • class: Gammaproteobacteria
  • order: Legionellales
  • family: Legionellaceae
  • genus: Legionella
  • species: Legionella oakridgensis
  • full scientific name: Legionella oakridgensis Orrison et al. 1983

@ref: 15581

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Proteobacteria

class: Gammaproteobacteria

order: Legionellales

family: Legionellaceae

genus: Legionella

species: Legionella oakridgensis

full scientific name: Legionella oakridgensis Orrison et al. 1983

type strain: yes


cell morphology

  • @ref: 69480
  • gram stain: negative
  • confidence: 99.508

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

15581BCYE-AGAR (DSMZ Medium 585)yeshttps://mediadive.dsmz.de/medium/585Name: BCYE AGAR (DSMZ Medium 585) Composition: OXOID Legionella CYE-Agar base
34429MEDIUM 23 - for Afipia and LegionellayesDistilled water make up to (1000.000 ml);Legionella agar (37.000 g);Legionella - enrichment mixture (10.000 ml)

culture temp


Physiology and metabolism

oxygen tolerance

  • @ref: 46478
  • oxygen tolerance: microaerophile

spore formation

  • @ref: 69480
  • spore formation: no
  • confidence: 96.803


  • @ref: 69480
  • halophily level: non-halophilic
  • confidence: 94.531


15581cytochrome-c oxidase-

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


@refsample typecountryorigin.countrycontinentgeographic location
15581cooling towerUSAUSANorth America
46478Water,industrial cooling towerUSAUSANorth AmericaPennsylvania

isolation source categories

  • Cat1: #Engineered
  • Cat2: #Industrial
  • Cat3: #Cooling tower

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 15581
  • biosafety level: 2
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

  • @ref: 15581
  • description: L.oakridgenesis (ATCC 33761) gene for 16S rRNA
  • accession: X73397
  • length: 1467
  • database: ena
  • NCBI tax ID: 29423

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Legionella oakridgensis ATCC 33761 = DSM 21215GCA_000512355completencbi1268635
66792Legionella oakridgensis ATCC 33761GCA_001648605scaffoldncbi29423
66792Legionella oakridgensis NCTC11531GCA_900636495completencbi29423
66792Legionella oakridgensis ATCC 33761 = DSM 212151268635.3completepatric1268635
66792Legionella oakridgensis ATCC 33761 = DSM 21215 strain ATCC 33761 = DSM 21215; OR-101268635.5plasmidpatric1268635
66792Legionella oakridgensis RV-2-20071274403.3wgspatric1274403
66792Legionella oakridgensis strain ATCC 3376129423.6wgspatric29423
66792Legionella oakridgensis strain NCTC1153129423.7completepatric29423
66792Legionella oakridgensis strain Oak Ridge-1029423.5wgspatric29423
66792Legionella oakridgensis NCTC115312848175811completeimg29423
66792Legionella oakridgensis ATCC 337612545824788completeimg1268635
66792Bacteroidaceae bacterium RGIG10099GCA_017963835contigpatric2212467
66792Firmicutes bacterium OH_HBB_251GCA_023400065contigpatric1879010
66792Patescibacteria group bacterium LacPavin_0419_WC53_MAG_41_6GCA_026397095scaffoldpatric2052139
66792uncultured actinobacterium Ja_bin-2060GCA_903842565contigpatric152507
66792uncultured Bacteroidetes bacterium Loc090721-8m_bin-832GCA_903945345contigpatric152509
66792uncultured Prevotellaceae bacterium SRR5240745_bin.34_metaWRAP_v1.3_MAGGCA_945831405contigpatric370804

External links

@ref: 15581

culture collection no.: DSM 21215, ATCC 33761, CCUG 16414, CIP 103884, NCTC 11531, Oak Ridge 10

straininfo link



Phylogeny21398499Legionella nagasakiensis sp. nov., isolated from water samples and from a patient with pneumonia.Yang G, Benson RF, Ratcliff RM, Brown EW, Steigerwalt AG, Thacker WL, Daneshvar MI, Morey RE, Saito A, Fields BSInt J Syst Evol Microbiol10.1099/ijs.0.027193-02011Aged, Bacterial Proteins/genetics, Bacterial Typing Techniques, DNA, Bacterial/analysis, DNA, Ribosomal/analysis, Fatty Acids/analysis, Female, Fresh Water/*microbiology, Genes, rRNA, Humans, Japan/epidemiology, Legionella/*classification/genetics/*isolation & purification/physiology, Legionellosis/*microbiology, Molecular Sequence Data, Nucleic Acid Hybridization, Peptidylprolyl Isomerase/genetics, Phylogeny, Pneumonia, Bacterial/*microbiology, Quinones/analysis, RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics, Sequence Analysis, DNA, South Australia/epidemiology, Species Specificity, United States/epidemiology, *Water SupplyPathogenicity
Genetics23932911Legionella oakridgensis ATCC 33761 genome sequence and phenotypic characterization reveals its replication capacity in amoebae.Brzuszkiewicz E, Schulz T, Rydzewski K, Daniel R, Gillmaier N, Dittmann C, Holland G, Schunder E, Lautner M, Eisenreich W, Luck C, Heuner KInt J Med Microbiol10.1016/j.ijmm.2013.07.0032013Amoeba/*microbiology, Base Composition, DNA, Bacterial/*chemistry/*genetics, Genes, Bacterial, *Genome, Bacterial, Humans, Legionella/*genetics/*growth & development/isolation & purification, Legionnaires' Disease/microbiology, Molecular Sequence Data, *Sequence Analysis, DNAPathogenicity


15581Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 21215)https://www.dsmz.de/collection/catalogue/details/culture/DSM-21215
20215Parte, A.C., Sardà Carbasse, J., Meier-Kolthoff, J.P., Reimer, L.C. and Göker, M.10.1099/ijsem.0.004332List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LPSN) moves to the DSMZ
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
34429Curators of the CIPhttps://brclims.pasteur.fr/brcWeb/souche/detail/1/15730
46478Curators of the CCUGCulture Collection University of Gothenburg (CCUG) (CCUG 16414)https://www.ccug.se/strain?id=16414
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmannhttps://diaspora-project.de/progress.html#genomesAutomatically annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)
66794Antje Chang, Lisa Jeske, Sandra Ulbrich, Julia Hofmann, Julia Koblitz, Ida Schomburg, Meina Neumann-Schaal, Dieter Jahn, Dietmar Schomburg10.1093/nar/gkaa1025BRENDA, the ELIXIR core data resource in 2021: new developments and updatesNucleic Acids Res. 49: D498-D508 202033211880
69480Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmannhttps://diaspora-project.de/progress.html#genomesPredictions based on genome sequence made in the Diaspora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)