Pickup, Zoë L. and Pickup, Roger and Parry, Jackie D. (2007) The effect of bacterial prey species and their concentration on growth of the amoebae Acanthamoeba castellanii and Hartmannella vermiformis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73 (8). pp. 2631-2634. ISSN 0099-2240Full text not available from this repository.
Two amoebae were presented with six bacterial prey at a range of concentrations, and the growth parameters of the amoebae were deduced. All but one bacterium (Synechococcus) resulted in a positive growth response, but the gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus proved to be difficult to digest and the heavily pigmented bacterium Klebsiella ozaenae induced unusual amoebic behavior prior to ingestion.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Applied and Environmental Microbiology|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
|Deposited By:||Dr Jackie Parry|
|Deposited On:||30 Jul 2008 15:23|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2017 01:08|
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