Novel Acanthamoeba 18S rRNA gene sequence type from an environmental isolate

  title={Novel Acanthamoeba 18S rRNA gene sequence type from an environmental isolate},
  author={{\'A}ngela Magnet and Nuno Henriques-Gil and Ana Luz Galv{\'a}n-D{\'i}az and F. Izquiedo and Soledad M Fenoy and Carmen del Aguila},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
The free-living amoebae, Acanthamoeba, can act as opportunistic parasites on a wide range of vertebrates and are becoming a serious threat to human health due to the resistance of their cysts to harsh environmental conditions, disinfectants, some water treatment practices, and their ubiquitous distribution. Subgenus classification based on morphology is being replaced by a classification based on the sequences of the 18S rRNA gene with a total of 18 different genotypes (T1–T18). A new… CONTINUE READING
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