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A Century of Research on the Amoeboflagellate Genus Naegleria
The state of affairs concerning species designation based on phylogeny in the genus Acanthamoeba, another free-living amoeba with species pathogenic to man, is discussed and two lineages are discussed and identified as separate species.
Molecular definition and the ubiquity of species in the genus Naegleria.
Summary To investigate the variability within species of the genus Naegleria, the ITS1, 5.8S and ITS2 rDNA were sequenced of several strains of N. lovaniensis and its Western Australian variants, N.
A new thermophilic heterolobosean amoeba, Fumarolamoeba ceborucoi, gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated near a fumarole at a Volcano in Mexico
This isolate is described as a new genus and a new species, Fumarolamoeba ceborucoi gen. nov, which grows at temperatures up to 50°C and has eruptive pseudopodes and does not transform into flagellates.
Growth characteristics, cytopathic effect in cell culture, and virulence in mice of 36 type strains belonging to 19 different Acanthamoeba spp.
Methods to be used for the specific isolation and identification of pathogenic Acanthamoeba strains are provided.
Ecology of Acanthamoeba
Evidence indicates that perhaps only a limited number of species cause ocular disease, and that the presence of Acanthamoeba strains that grow at lower temperatures may also contribute to infection, thereby increasing the number of possibly infectious amebas.