Genotyping of Acanthamoeba isolated from water in recreational areas of Tehran, Iran.

@article{Nazar2011GenotypingOA,
  title={Genotyping of Acanthamoeba isolated from water in recreational areas of Tehran, Iran.},
  author={Mahdieh Nazar and Ali Haghighi and Maryam Niyyati and Mohamad Eftekhar and Farid Tahvildar-Biderouni and Niloofar Taghipour and Alireza Abadi and E Nazemalhosseini mojarad and Amid Athari},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={603-8}
}
A comprehensive survey assessing the presence of Acanthamoeba was conducted on 50 samples from water sources in parks and public squares from 22 municipal districts of Tehran, Iran. The prevalence and genotypes of Acanthamoeba were determined by PCR and the PCR fragments of ribosomal RNA genes sequenced. Sixteen (32%) samples were positive for Acanthamoeba spp. Sequence analysis revealed that the positive isolates belonged to the T4 and T5 genotypes. Fourteen isolates (87.5%) were T4, and two… CONTINUE READING

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