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Synonyms for amoeba

naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion

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Ecology of testate amoebae from oligotrophic peatlands: specific features of polytypic and polymorphic species.
Testate amoebae as paleoindicators of surface-moisture changes on Michigan peatlands: modern ecology and hydrological calibration.
The social amoebae can be found almost everywhere; in Antarctica, in deserts, in the canopies of tropical forests, and in Forest Park, the urban park that adjoins Washington University.
1994) had revealed that more number of amoebae was enumerated on NNA seeded with heat killed E.
After these "farmer" amoebae aggregate into a slug, they migrate in search of nourishment-and form a fruiting body, or a stalk of dead amoebae topped by a sorus, a structure containing fertile spores.
But those that do, like SBW25 and SS101, stand a better chance of getting the job done in soils where predatory amoebae lurk.
Gast's findings raise questions: Could amoebae in the ocean offer an intracellular environment where bacteria can adapt and become human pathogens and/or develop resistance to antibiotics?
Testate amoebae and ciliates were enumerated by exhaustive examination of 3 ml (50 [micro]l subsamples per observation) of aqueous-suspended soil samples fixed with 2% TEM grade gfutaraldehyde and stained with Lugol's iodine (Anderson, 2008).
The identity of the amoebae infecting western LIS lobster is unknown because criteria previously used to identify these amoebae have now been shown to be inadequate.
Moreover, ARB may use free-living amoebae as a training ground for the selection of virulence traits, as demonstrated for Cryptococcus neoformans (11).
The two scientists are also testing the Mount Hope Bay samples for two kinds of amoebae that cause problems all on their own: Naegleria and Acanthamoeba.
Further, amoebae were reported in the indoor swimming pool where lifeguards reported pneumonitis (5).
Free-living amoebae have been shown to be a reservoir of pathogens such as Legionella sp.
To the Editor: Members of the Parachlamydiaceae family are emerging intracellular bacteria living in amoebae (1,2).
Arguments supporting a pathogenic role are that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a well-recognized agent of pneumonia, was shown to infect free-living amoebae and that another member of the Chlamydiales, Simkania negevensis, which has 88% homology with Parachlamydia acanthamoebae, has caused pneumonia in adults and acute bronchiolitis in infants.