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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.02061-06

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Abstract/Summary

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
CEH Sections: Parr
ISSN: 0099-2240
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 19 May 2008 14:50
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2953

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