Caister Academic Press

Growth and Lfe Cycle

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: 153-160.


N. fowleri belongs to the genus Naegleria, family Vahlkampfiidae in the class Heterolobosea. It is a free-living protist that feeds mostly on bacteria. N. fowleri has a simple life cycle that includes asexual reproduction by binary fission, however its ability to respond to changing environments and remain viable is both complex and intriguing. While there are invasive free living stages, proliferation and differentiation are highly regulated events. Here, we describe the present knowledge of aspects of the parasite's life cycle, and associated factors that influence its growth read more ...
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