Temperature tolerance and pathogenicity of small free-living amoebae isolated from vegetable scrapings


Sharma, A.; Srivastava, A.

Biological Memoirs 27(1): 12-14

2001


Pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains, occurring within Acanthamoeba culbertsoni and A. rhysodes, have been isolated from the scrapings of the vegetables. These amoebae along with non-pathogenic A. glebae, A. palestinensis, Naegleria gruberi and Hartmannella crumpae isolated from vegetable scrapings grew at elevated temperature of 37[degree]C and 42[degree]C. But there is no correlation between amoebae growing at high temperature (37[degree]C and 42[degree]C) and their pathogenicity.