Molecular characterization of Acanthamoeba isolated from Kayseri well water


Kuk S., Yazar S., Dogan S., ÇETİNKAYA Ü. , Sakalar C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.43, no.1, pp.12-17, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1205-26
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-17
  • Keywords: Acanthamoeba, well water, genotype, Kayseri, Turkey, FREE-LIVING AMEBAS, GENOTYPE T4, IDENTIFICATION, KERATITIS, GENUS, SPP., PCR

Abstract

Aim: Potentially pathogenic free-living amoebae have a cosmopolitan distribution in soil, dust, air, and water. Generally, environmental free-living amoebae do not threaten human health. This study aimed to investigate the presence of Acanthamoeba in well waters drawn from different locations in Kayseri, Turkey, which are mainly used for drinking or irrigation by the residents in the region.