Effects of harmful cyanobacteria on the freshwater pathogenic free-living amoeba Acanthamoeba castellanii.

@article{UrrutiaCordero2013EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of harmful cyanobacteria on the freshwater pathogenic free-living amoeba Acanthamoeba castellanii.},
  author={Pablo Urrutia-Cordero and R. Bouayad Agha and Samuel Cir{\'e}s and Mar{\'i}a {\'A}ngeles Lezcano and Mar{\'i}a S{\'a}nchez-Contreras and K R Waara and Hans Utkilen and Antonio Quesada},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={130-131},
  pages={
          9-17
        }
}
Grazing is a major regulating factor in cyanobacterial population dynamics and, subsequently, considerable effort has been spent on investigating the effects of cyanotoxins on major metazoan grazers. However, protozoan grazers such as free-living amoebae can also feed efficiently on cyanobacteria, while simultaneously posing a major threat for public health as parasites of humans and potential reservoirs of opportunistic pathogens. In this study, we conducted several experiments in which the… CONTINUE READING

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