TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.43, no.1, pp.12-17, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Acanthamoeba, well water, genotype, Kayseri, Turkey, FREE-LIVING AMEBAS, GENOTYPE T4, IDENTIFICATION, KERATITIS, GENUS, SPP., PCR
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.