Strain Information: 1501/18

Division/Phylum: Amoebozoa    Class: Discosea


Acanthamoeba polyphaga (Puschkarew) Volkonsky (1931)

CCAP 1501/18
Isolator: Rowbotham (1985)
Origin: Freshwater; cooling tower, Lincoln, England, UK
Culture: Medium PPG; Fungi or other organisms present; sub
Other: Orig. desig. Linc Ap-1; POSSIBLE PATHOGEN
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References [14]   EMBL Links
Gaze WH, Burroughs N, Gallagher MP & Wellington EMH (2003) Interactions between Salmonella typhimurium and Acanthamoeba polyphaga, and observation of a new mode of intracellular growth within contractile vacuoles. Microbial Ecology 46: 358-369.
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-003-1001-3

Gião MS, Wilks SA, Azevedo NF, Vieira MJ & Keevil CW (2009) Validation of SYTO 9/propidium iodide uptake for rapid detection of viable but noncultivable Legionella pneumophila Microbial Ecology 58: 56-62.
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-008-9472-x

Lorenzo-Morales J, Ortega-Rivas A, Foronda P, Martínez E & Valladares B (2005) Isolation and identification of pathogenic Acanthamoeba strains in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain from water sources. Parasitology Research 95: 273-277.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-005-1301-2

Mura M, Bull TJ, Evans H, Sidi-Boumedine K, McMinn L, Rhodes G, Pickup R & Hermon-Taylor J (2006) Replication and long-term persistence of bovine and human strains of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis within Acanthamoeba polyphaga. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 854-859.
DOI: 10.1128/aem.72.1.854-859.2006

Lorenzo-Morales J, Ortega-Rivas A, Foronda P, Abreu-Acosta N, Ballart D, Martínez E & Valladares B (2005) RNA interference (RNAi) for the silencing of extracellular serine proteases genes in Acanthamoeba: Molecular analysis and effect on pathogenicity. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 144: 10-15.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2005.07.001

Ortega-Rivas A, Lorenzo-Morales J, Martínez E, Villa M, Clavel A, Valladares B & del Castillo A (2005) A specific primer pair for the diagnosis and identification of Acanthamoeba astronyxis by random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Parasitology 91: 122-126.
DOI: none

Tsibidis GD, Burroughs NJ, Gaze W & Wellington EMH (2011) Semi-automated Acanthamoeba polyphaga detection and computation of Salmonella typhimurium concentration in spatio-temporal images. Micron 42: 911-920.
DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2011.06.010

Friman VP, Ghoul M, Molin S, Johansen HK & Buckling A (2013) Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation to lungs of cystic fibrosis patients leads to lowered resistance to phage and protist enemies. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75380.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075380

Coulon C, Collignon A, McDonnell G & Thomas V (2010) Resistance of Acanthamoeba cysts to disinfection treatments used in health care settings. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48: 2689-2697.
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00309-10

Ovrutsky AR, Chan ED, Kartalija M, Bai X, Jackson M, Gibbs S, Falkinham III JO, Iseman MD, Reynolds PR, McDonnell G & Thomas V (2013) Cooccurrence of free-living amoebae and nontuberculous mycobacteria in hospital water networks, and preferential growth of Mycobacterium avium in Acanthamoeba lenticulata. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 3185-3192.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03823-12

Wheat WH, Casali AL, Thomas V, Spencer JS, Lahiri R, Williams DL, McDonnell GE, Gonzalez-Juarrero M, Brennan PJ & Jackson M (2014) Long-term survival and virulence of Mycobacterium leprae in amoebal cysts. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8: e3405.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003405

Vieira A, Seddon AM & Karlyshev AV (2015) Campylobacter - Acanthamoeba interactions. Microbiology 161: 933-947.
DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.000075

Friman VP, Dupont A, Bass D, Murrell DJ & Bell T (2015) Relative importance of evolutionary dynamics depends on the composition of microbial predator-prey community. The ISME Journal -: -.
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2015.217

Verani M, Di Giuseppe G, Tammaro C & Carducci A (2016) Investigating the role of Acanthamoeba polyphaga in protecting Human Adenovirus from water disinfection treatment. European Journal of Protistology 54: 11-18.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2016.02.006

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Catalogue updated: 28 September 2016