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Cell Biology and Speciation

from: Brain-eating Amoebae: Biology and Pathogenesis of Naegleria fowleri (Author: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Jennifer R. Cope and Naveed Ahmed Khan ). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 101-126.


N. fowleri is a free-living opportunistic protist. Although the ability of N. fowleri to produce infection of the central nervous system has gained significant attention as an important human pathogen, producing fatal primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, however it also has fascinating biology exhibiting three life forms, and may play an important role in the ecosystem. The study of the cell and molecular biology of ancestral eukaryotic single-celled protists such as Naegleria, can provide fundamental insight of molecular pathways that evolved in multicellular organisms, as well as understanding of the causal relationships between genotype and phenotype read more ...
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