Acanthamoeba castellanii Cell Culture
Published Online: 26 FEB 2003
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Khan, N. A. 2003. Acanthamoeba castellanii Cell Culture. eLS. .
- Published Online: 26 FEB 2003
Acanthamoeba castellanii is an opportunistic human parasite that is found in a wide variety of environmental niches. This unicellular amoeba has been used extensively to study the capture of prey by phagocytosis, for its ability to harbour pathogenic bacteria as endosymbionts, to understand the molecular biology of motility, and because of its ability to cause serious human diseases.
- life cycle