Pathogenic amoebas from brackish and ocean sediments, with a description of Acanthamoeba hatchetti, n. sp

Science  17 Jun 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4296, pp. 1324-1325
DOI: 10.1126/science.867031


Acanthamoeba culbertsoni was isolated from a sewage-spoil dump site near Ambrose Light, New York Bight. A second species, Acanthamoeba hatchetti, n. sp., was isolated from Brewerton Channel, Baltimore Harbor, Maryland. Both species killed laboratory mice after infection by the intranasal route.