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Articles on Protozoology, the biological study of protozoa


Protozoology Articles

Immunity In Social Amoeba Suggests Ancient Beginnings
Finding an immune system in the social amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum) is not only surprising but it also may prove a clue as to what is necessary for an organism to become multicellular

Date: 7 Oct 2009, Rating: 1.00

Single Cell Amoeba Increases MRSA Numbers 1000-fold
Scientists in the UK have found that a type of amoeba acts as an incubator for MRSA bacteria.

Date: 7 Oct 2009, Rating: 3.00

MRSA Use Amoeba To Spread, New Research Shows
The MRSA ‘superbug’ evades many of the measures introduced to combat its spread by infecting a common single-celled organism found almost everywhere in hospital wards

Date: 7 Oct 2009, Rating: not rated

Safer Drugs For Tropical Disease Leishmaniasis Under Development
The fight against the deadly tropical disease Leishmaniasis, also known as black fever, has been boosted by scientists

Date: 7 Oct 2009, Rating: not rated

Free-Living Protozoa Found In Meat-Cutting Plants
A first time survey of free-living protozoa in meat-cutting plants showed high diversity rates of various species including those that could harbor food-borne pathogens say researchers

Date: 7 Oct 2009, Rating: 4.00

Protozoa May Enable Food-Borne Pathogens On Leafy Vegetables
Protozoa found on lettuce and spinach may sequester harmful food-borne pathogens ultimately contributing to their survival on produce surfaces say researchers

Date: 7 Oct 2009, Rating: not rated

Trypanosome genomes may reveal new drug, vaccine targets
HHMI international research scholars work to prevent and treat tropical diseases that threaten their countries

Date: 28 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Paramecia adapt their swimming to changing gravitational force
For many single-celled organisms living in water, the force is always against them. The classic example is the slipper-shaped paramecium, which consistently swims harder going up than going down, just to keep from sinking.

Date: 28 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Fire ant killing protozoa found in 120 Texas counties
If imported fire ants dreamed – and who knows if they do or don't – then a tiny protozoa could be their worst nightmare

Date: 28 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Protozoan chosen for genome sequencing
A protozoan that has been studied by a University of California, Santa Barbara scientist for the past 46 years has been assigned high priority for genome sequencing by the National Human Genome Research Institute

Date: 28 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Nano springs eternal; Protozoan 'engine' posts nano records
Looking through his handmade microscope in 1702, it was Anton van Leeuwenhoek who first described the workings of a nano machine.

Date: 28 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

DNA analysis shows true dispersal of protozoa
In contrast to previous findings, it seems that the global distribution of macro- and microorganisms might be similar.

Date: 27 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis is perhaps the most common curable sexually transmitted disease worldwide, yet few resources are devoted to its control.

Date: 27 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.50, 8 pages

Immunity in social amoeba suggests ancient beginnings
Finding an immune system in the social amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum) is not only surprising but it also may prove a clue as to what is necessary for an organism to become multicellular

Date: 25 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Scientists' cell discovery unearths evolutionary clues
The full family tree of the species known as social amoebas has been plotted for the first time - a breakthrough which will provide important clues to the evolution of life on earth.

Date: 25 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00

Genome of a Social Amoeba Sequenced for the First Time
Scienists sequenced the genome of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum.

Date: 25 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

What Lurks Beneath the Swimming Spots
In the summertime, there's nothing more inviting than refreshing pools of water. Unfortunately, pools, ponds, rivers and oceans are also contaminated with microbes that could make you sick.

Date: 25 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.00

Secretory organelles of pathogenic protozoa
This review focus on basic aspects, from a cell biology perspective, of the secretion of (a) micronemes, rhoptries and dense granules in members of the Apicomplexa group...

Date: 29 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.06, 9 pages

A recombinase system facilitates cloning of expression cassettes in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila
The Cre dependent recombinase system in combination with the modular structure of the donor vectors ease cloning and expression of foreign genes in the ciliate system, providing a powerful tool for protistology research in future.

Date: 28 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.50, 7 pages

Biologists determine genetic blueprint of social amoeba
An international team that includes biologists at the University of California, San Diego has determined the complete genetic blueprint of Dictyostelium discoideum

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated