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Journal Article
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Morales, J.L.; Lindo, John F.; Calder, D.; Valladares, B.; Ortega Rivas, A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Article Title
Identification of Pathogenic Acanthamoeba Strains from Water Sources in Jamaica [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2005
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54 Suppl. 2
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65
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: To determine the occurence and pathogenicity of free-living amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba in water sources associated with human activities in Jamaica. Design and Methods: Tap, sea and river water samples were collected from across Jamaicaand identification of Acanthamoeba was based on the morphology of cyst and trophozoite forms and PCR amplification with a genus specific primer pair. Pathogenic potential of isolates was characterized using temperature and osmotolerance assays and PCR reactions with two primer pairs specific to Acanthamoeba pathogenesis.....
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