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J Protozool. 1989 May-Jun;36(3):239-41.

Marine amoebae from waters of northwest Spain, with comments on a potentially pathogenic euryhaline species.

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Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España.


Of 17 species of free-living amoebae identified in various samples of salt water, only 1, Acanthamoeba polyphaga, is known to be a potential pathogen. While no deaths occurred when laboratory animals were inoculated with A. polyphaga to test for pathogenicity, the protozoa were present in the brain, liver and lungs of some but not all of the animals.

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