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War of the microbial worlds: who is the beneficiary in Acanthamoeba interactions with other microbes.

from: Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis (2nd edition) (Author: Naveed Ahmed Khan). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2015) Pages: 253-278.


1. A host for viruses
1.1. Mimivirus
1.2. Megavirus chilensis
1.2.1. An evolutionary mystery
1.2.2. Adding to complexity: Endosymbiont of Mimivirus
1.2.3. Do endosymbionts contribute to Acanthamoeba infections?
1.3. Courdo11 virus
1.4. Coxsackievirus
1.5. Adenovirus
1.6. Poliovirus, echovirus, enterovirus, or vesicular stomatitis virus
2. A host for yeast
3. A host for protists
4. Acanthamoeba and bacteria interactions
4.1. Story of Acanthamoeba and Legionnaires' disease
4.2. Method for isolating Legionella pneumophila and amoebae from water samples
4.3. Endosymbiosis and pathogenicity
4.4. Acanthamoeba as a bacterial predator
4.5. Acanthamoeba as bacterial transmission vehicles or Trojan horse
4.6. Acanthamoeba as biological reservoir for bacteria
4.6.1. Other bacterial pathogens and Acanthamoeba
4.7. Can bacterial pathogens survive the encystation of Acanthamoeba?
5. Is Acanthamoebaan evolutionary ancestor of macrophages?
6. Acanthamoeba as evolutionary precursor of pathogenicity
7. Who is the beneficiary in bacteria-Acanthamoeba interactions?
8. How to implement anti-Acanthamoebic strategies to prevent superbugs attack?
9. Acanthamoeba-microbe interactions offer a potential source of novel antimicrobial molecules
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