Strain Information: 1501/1A

Division/Phylum: Amoebozoa    Class: Discosea


Acanthamoeba castellanii (Douglas) Volkonsky (1931)

CCAP 1501/1A
Isolator: Neff (1957)
Origin: Soil; California, USA
Culture: Medium (1)NN; Monoxenic; sub + cryo; contains non-pathogenic E. coli as food source.;(2)PPG; Fungi or other organisms present; sub


References [13]   EMBL Links
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Kilvington S & Beeching J (1995) Development of a PCR for identification of Naegleria fowleri from the environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61(10): 3764-3767.
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Kilvington S, Gray T, Dart J, Morlet N, Beeching JR, Frazer DG & Matheson M (2004) Acanthamoeba keratitis: The role of domestic tap water contamination in the United Kingdom. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 45: 165-169.
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Pickup ZL, Pickup R & Parry JD (2007) Effects of bacterial prey species and their concentration on growth of the amoebae Acanthamoeba castellanii and Hartmannella vermiformis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73(8): 2631-2634.
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Taylor SJ, Ahonen LJ, de Leij FAAM & Dale JW (2003) Infection of Acanthamoeba castellanii with Mycobacterium bovis and M. bovis BCG and survival of M. bovis within the amoebae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69(7): 4316-4319.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.69.7.4316-4319.2003

Costas M & Griffiths AJ (1984) The esterases and acid-phosphatases of Acanthamoeba (Amoebida, Acanthamoebidae). Protistologica 20(1): 33-41.
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Costas M & Griffiths AJ (1984) Taxonomic significance of the fatty acid composition of Acanthamoeba (Amoebida, Acanthamoebidae). Protistologica 20(1): 27-31.
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Tsvetkova N, Schild M, Panaiotov S, Kurdova-Mintcheva R, Gottstein B, Walochnik J, Aspöck H, Lucas MS & Müller N (2004) The identification of free-living environmental isolates of amoebae from Bulgaria. Parasitology Research 92: 405-413.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-003-1052-x

Beattie TK & Tomlinson A (2009) The effect of surface treatment of silicone hydrogel contact lenses on the attachment of Acanthamoeba castellanii trophozoites. Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice 35(6): 316-319.
DOI: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181becce6

Wright SJL, Redhead K & Maudsley H (1981) Acanthamoeba castellanii, a predator of cyanobacteria. Journal of General Microbiology 125: 293-300.
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Mardare C, Delahay RJ & Dale JW (2013) Environmental amoebae do not support the long-term survival of virulent mycobacteria. Journal of Applied Phycology 114: 1388-1394.
DOI: 10.1111/jam.12166

Kilvington S, Beeching JR & White DG (1991) Differentiation of Acanthamoeba strains from infected corneas and the environment by using restriction endonuclease digestion of whole-cell DNA. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 29: 310-314.
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Hughes R, Andrew PW & Kilvington S (2003) Enhanced killing of Acanthamoeba cysts with a plant peroxidase-hydrogen peroxide-halide antimicrobial system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69: 2563-2567.
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Catalogue updated: 2 September 2016