Strain Information: 1501/4

Division/Phylum: Amoebozoa    Class: Discosea


Acanthamoeba griffini Sawyer (1971)

CCAP 1501/4
Isolator: Griffin (1962)
Origin: Marine; beach, opposite Pequot Ave, New London, Connecticut, USA
Culture: Medium NN; Monoxenic; sub + cryo; non-pathogenic E. coli food source.
Other: Orig. desig. 5-7; adapts readily to freshwater media; POSSIBLE PATHOGEN


References [5]   EMBL Links
Costas M & Griffiths AJ (1984) The esterases and acid-phosphatases of Acanthamoeba (Amoebida, Acanthamoebidae). Protistologica 20(1): 33-41.
DOI: none

Costas M & Griffiths AJ (1984) Taxonomic significance of the fatty acid composition of Acanthamoeba (Amoebida, Acanthamoebidae). Protistologica 20(1): 27-31.
DOI: none

Lorenzo-Morales J, Ortega-Rivas A, Martínez E, Khoubbane M, Artigas P, Periago MV, Foronda P, Abreu-Acosta N, Valladares B & Mas-Coma S (2006) Acanthamoeba isolates belonging to T1, T2, T3, T4 and T7 genotypes from environmental samples in the Nile Delta region, Egypt. Acta Tropica 100: 63-69.
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2006.09.008

Dudley R, Matin A, Alsam S, Sissons J, Maghsood AH & Khan NA (2005) Acanthamoeba isolates belonging to T1, T2, T3, T4 but not T7 encyst in response to increased osmolarity and cysts do not bind to human corneal epithelial cells. Acta Tropica 95: 100-108.
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2005.05.004

De Jonckheere JF (1980) Growth characteristics, cytopathic effect in cell culture, and virulence in mice of 36 type strains belonging to 19 different Acanthamoeba spp. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 39: 681-685.
DOI: none

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Catalogue updated: 2 September 2016