Relevance of free-living amoebae as hosts for phylogenetically diverse microorganisms

Abstract

In addition to their role as parasites, free-living amoebae (FLA) can act as hosts of and vehicles for phylogentically diverse microorganisms while some of them replicate intracellularly. These microorganisms are adapted to the intracellular conditions in the amoeba, find suitable conditions and protection from negative environmental influences and take… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-014-3932-7

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