Acanthamoeba feature a unique backpacking strategy to trap and feed on Listeria monocytogenes and other motile bacteria
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012
© 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Special Issue: Environmental Ecology of Pathogens and Resistances
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 433–446, February 2013
How to Cite
Doyscher, D., Fieseler, L., Dons, L., Loessner, M. J. and Schuppler, M. (2013), Acanthamoeba feature a unique backpacking strategy to trap and feed on Listeria monocytogenes and other motile bacteria. Environmental Microbiology, 15: 433–446. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02858.x
- Issue published online: 28 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 31 JUL 2012 04:30AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 5 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 13 APR 2012
- Competence Center Environment and Sustainability (CCES)
Movie S1. Phagocytosis of Listeria backpacks by Acanthamoeba castellanii. Four consecutive phagocytosis events are shown, using fluorescence time-lapse confocal laser scanning microscopy. Engulfment of the green fluorescent Listeria monocytogenes cells assembled into backpacks by Acanthamoeba occurs after protuberance of pseudopodia from the surface of the amoebal cell. Subsequent to phygocytosis, Listeria cells appear enclosed within cytoplasmic food vacuoles, where digestion takes place. Scale bar = 10 μm.
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