Effects of bacterial prey species and their concentration on the growth of the amoebae Acanthamoeba castellanii and Hartmannella vermiformis
Pickup, Zoe L.; Pickup, Roger; Parry, Jacqueline D.. 2007 Effects of bacterial prey species and their concentration on the growth of the amoebae Acanthamoeba castellanii and Hartmannella vermiformis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73 (8). 2631-2634. 10.1128/AEM.02061-06Full text not available from this repository.
Two amoebae were presented with six bacterial prey at a range of concentrations, and the growth parameters of the amoebae were deduced. All but one bacterium (Synechococcus) resulted in a positive growth response, but the gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus proved to be difficult to digest and the heavily pigmented bacterium Klebsiella ozaenae induced unusual amoebic behavior prior to ingestion.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1128/AEM.02061-06|
|Programmes:||CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > BD03 The Genetic Basis of Ecological Function > BD03.2 Ecology of host parasite interactions|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Biology and Microbiology|
|Date made live:||19 May 2008 14:50|
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