Strain Information: 1581/2

Division/Phylum: Discoba    Class: Heterolobosea    Order: Schizopyrenida


Tetramitus ovis

CCAP 1581/2
Isolator: A-M Belle (2000)
Origin: Human; Contact lens, Belgium
Culture: Medium NN; Bacteria present; sub; 20C Low light/dark lighting; E.coli as food source
Other: Orig. desig. S1504; isolated from the contact lens of a patient , see DeJonckheere, JF (2003) . Bull Soc Belgle Opthamol 287:27-33. ITS & DNA of this strain is novel. Cells have a pink pigment, and do not transform to flagellates upon addition of dist. water or PJ solution.;


References [2]   EMBL Links
De Jonckheere JF (2007) Molecular identification of free-living amoebae of the Vahlkampfiidae and Acanthamoebidae isolated in Arizona (USA) European Journal of Protistology 43: 9-15.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2006.09.001

De Jonckheere JF & Brown S (2005) Isolation of a vahlkampfiid amoeba from a contact lens: Tetramitus ovis (Schmidt, 1913) n. comb. European Journal of Protistology 41: 93-97.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2004.11.006

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Catalogue updated: 2 September 2016