Biology of Naegleria spp.

@article{MarcianoCabral1988BiologyON,
  title={Biology of Naegleria spp.},
  author={Francine Marciano-Cabral},
  journal={Microbiological reviews},
  year={1988},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          114-33
        }
}
The genus Naegleria consists of free-living amoebae widely distributed in soil and freshwater habitats throughout the world. These organisms characteristically undergo transformation from amoebae to flagellates. There are six species of Naegleria: N. fowtleri, N. aiustr(aliensis, N. lov,aniensis, N. griberi, N. jadini, and N. tliorntoni. Each species may be distinguished on the basis of cyst morphology (163, 164, 199-201, 203), temperature tolerance (91), immunologic criteria (221, 234, 235… CONTINUE READING

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