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a genus of free-living soil amoebae that produces no flagellate stage. Its organisms are pathogens for several infections in humans and have been found in the eye, bone, brain, and respiratory tract.

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Re: Behaviour of Amoebozoans

From comparative analysis of EST data for five taxa within the eukaryotic supergroup Amoebozoa, including two free-living amoebae (Acanthamoeba castellanii, Hartmannella vermiformis) and three slime molds (Physarum polycephalum, Hyperamoeba dachnaya and Hyperamoeba sp.), we obtained new ...

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by sara135
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
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examples of microbial commensialism?

... cell duplicate, they also been duplicate, which takes up more energy and building material. For microbial commensalism, you can find example on Acanthamoeba, because many bacteria can become endosymbiont in Acanthamoeba, which get protection and transportation from it. Similar to the example ...

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by magicsiew
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: examples of microbial commensialism?
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Vivantis Bacterial DNA extraction kit

Hi there, yes I have search for some literature and found there this Acanthamoeba need some pre-treatment before the commercial kits. By the way, how do you mean by autoclaving to lyse the cell? Usually in which step we can do autoclave?

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by magicsiew
Sun May 30, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Vivantis Bacterial DNA extraction kit
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Views: 6725

DNA Extraction

Hi, I am using QIAamp kit to extract DNA from Acanthamoeba culture. However, I just able to extract about 40ng/ul of concentration only when measured by NanoQuant. Is this concentration normal for Acanthamoeba ? This is because previously extraction ...

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by magicsiew
Thu May 20, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNA Extraction
Replies: 6
Views: 3089

The Fiber Disease

... haeckelii (U33180), Ichthyophonus hoferi (D14358), Aspergillus fumagatus (M60300), Chytridium confervae (M59758), Mucor racemosus (X54863), Acanthamoeba castellanii (U07413), Zamia pumila (M20017), Porphyra spiralis (L26177), Lagenidium giganteum (X54266), Labyrinthuloides minuta (L27634), ...

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by al
Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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