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Acanthamoeba spp. are ubiquitous in both natural and man-made environments and have been isolated in lakes, recreational pools, tap water, and air conditioning systems. Twenty surface water (SW) samples were collected from different sampling areas of Lake Buhi. Water samples were pelleted, cultured in NNA lawned with Escherichia coli and observed microscopically. 10% of samples (2/20) were positive for amoebic growth and were furthered tested using molecular techniques. Polymerase chain reaction showed the presence of Acanthamoeba sp. DNA. The presence of potentially pathogenic Acanthamoeba sp. poses a public health concern. The formulation of policies for proper information dissemination and control measures to avert the contraction of pathogenic FLA as well as other WBPP should be seriously considered.
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Name: Annals of parasitology
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State bounded on the north by Lake Superior and Michigan, on the east by Lake Michigan, on the south by Illinois and Iowa, and on the west by Minnesota and Iowa.
State bounded on the north by Lake Ontario and Canada, on the east by Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and on the west by Pennsylvania, Lake Erie, and Canada.
A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY techniques used in the diagnosis of disease. Included are such techniques as IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION of chromosomes for CYTOGENETIC ANALYSIS; OLIGONUCLEOTIDE ARRAY SEQUENCE ANALYSIS of gene expression patterns in disease states; identification of pathogenic organisms by analysis of species specific DNA sequences; and detection of mutations with POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION.
Infection of the cornea by an ameboid protozoan which may cause corneal ulceration leading to blindness.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) uses the ability of DNA polymerase (enzymes that create DNA molecules by assembling nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA. These enzymes are essential to DNA replication and usually work in pairs to create two ident...
Bioinformatics is the application of computer software and hardware to the management of biological data to create useful information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied...