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Post by amoebapower » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:39 pm

:o does anyone know anything about amoebas? im doing a research paper about them and i need some info

any single cellular organism information would be helpful

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:07 pm

Try google... Amoeba is a veeeery big subject...
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Post by chicoguardian » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:55 pm

try this site, you'll find all brief info about amoebas:
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/ind ... moeba.html
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Post by Ken Ramos » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:39 am

I have done some research on ameba, mostly pathogenic organisms. The best site I have found for the study of these organisms is http://www.bms.ed.ac.uk/research/others/smaciver/amoebae.htm
My research involved mostly Acanthamoeba and Naegleria, both are deadly pathogens which occur naturally in our environment and are classified as BSL II (Biological Safety Level II) organisms. Should you begin to culture and study these organisms I would advise acquiring and following the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) related to the handling and storage of BSL II organisms. Self infection has never been noted but there is a first time for everything. :D
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Post by amoebapower » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:49 pm

thanx for all your help. i really appreciate it

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