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dc.contributor.author Cometa, Ivan en
dc.contributor.author Schatz, Scott en
dc.contributor.author Trzyna, Wendy en
dc.contributor.author Rogerson, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-28T23:14:24Z en
dc.date.available 2014-07-28T23:14:24Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Cometa, I., Schatz, S., Trzyna, W., Rogerson, A. 2011. "Tolerance of Naked Amoebae to Low Oxygen Levels with an Emphasis on the Genus Acanthamoeba" Acta Protozoologica Vol. 50.1 (2011) 33-41 en
dc.identifier.issn 0065-1583 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/123340 en
dc.description Published by and copyright of Jagiellonian University Press. The definitive version of this article is available at: http://www.ejournals.eu/Acta-Protozoologica/Tom-50(2011)/50/art/801/ en
dc.description.abstract Amoebae feed on attached bacteria within, and below, bacterial biofilms where they experience reduced oxygen levels. The implications of this were examined by comparing the migration (an index of growth) of thirteen strains of Acanthamoeba and five species of naked amoebae grown under microaerophilic and aerobic conditions. All amoebae replicated well under both conditions and twelve isolates migrated significantly faster under low oxygen. Only one isolate, Vannella sp., migrated further (presumably grew faster) under aerobic conditions. The data show most amoebae prefer low oxygen as befits the biofilm habitat. Interestingly, the eleven acanthamoeba strains that replicated faster under microaerophilic conditions were all T4 genotypes and included four strains isolated from patients with amoeba keratitis (AK) infections. This genotype is most frequently found in AK cases and it is suggested that strains of Acanthamoeba capable rapid growth in a biofilm of a poorly cleansed contact lens may be an important factor in the development of an effective infective dose when placed on the cornea. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Acta Protozoologica en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ejournals.eu/Acta-Protozoologica/Tom-50(2011)/50/art/801/ en
dc.rights Copyright of Jagiellonian University Press en
dc.subject amoebic keratitis en
dc.subject microaerphilic en
dc.subject naked amoebae en
dc.subject migration en
dc.subject biofilms en
dc.title Tolerance of Naked Amoebae to Low Oxygen Levels with an Emphasis on the Genus Acanthamoeba en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.journal Acta Protozoologica en
dc.contributor.sonomaauthor Rogerson, Andrew en


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