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Vermamoeba vermiformis: a Free-Living Amoeba of Interest.
Microb Ecol. 2018 Nov; 76(4):991-1001.ME

Abstract

Free-living amoebae are protists that are widely distributed in the environment including water, soil, and air. Although the amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba are still the most studied, other species, such as Vermamoeba vermiformis (formerly Hartmannella vermiformis), are the subject of increased interest. Found in natural or man-made aquatic environments, V. vermiformis can support the multiplication of other microorganisms and is able to harbor and potentially protect pathogenic bacteria or viruses. This feature is to be noted because of the presence of this thermotolerant amoeba in hospital water networks. As a consequence, this protist could be implicated in health concerns and be indirectly responsible for healthcare-related infections. This review highlights, among others, the consequences of V. vermiformis relationships with other microorganisms and shows that this free-living amoeba species is therefore of interest for public health.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, UMR CNRS 7267, Equipe Microbiologie de l'Eau, Université de Poitiers, 1 rue Georges Bonnet, 86022, Poitiers Cedex, France.Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, UMR CNRS 7267, Equipe Microbiologie de l'Eau, Université de Poitiers, 1 rue Georges Bonnet, 86022, Poitiers Cedex, France. Laboratoire de parasitologie et mycologie, CHU La Milètrie, 86021, Poitiers Cedex, France.Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, UMR CNRS 7267, Equipe Microbiologie de l'Eau, Université de Poitiers, 1 rue Georges Bonnet, 86022, Poitiers Cedex, France.Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, UMR CNRS 7267, Equipe Microbiologie de l'Eau, Université de Poitiers, 1 rue Georges Bonnet, 86022, Poitiers Cedex, France. estelle.perraud@chu-poitiers.fr. Laboratoire de parasitologie et mycologie, CHU La Milètrie, 86021, Poitiers Cedex, France. estelle.perraud@chu-poitiers.fr.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29737382

Citation

Delafont, Vincent, et al. "Vermamoeba Vermiformis: a Free-Living Amoeba of Interest." Microbial Ecology, vol. 76, no. 4, 2018, pp. 991-1001.
Delafont V, Rodier MH, Maisonneuve E, et al. Vermamoeba vermiformis: a Free-Living Amoeba of Interest. Microb Ecol. 2018;76(4):991-1001.
Delafont, V., Rodier, M. H., Maisonneuve, E., & Cateau, E. (2018). Vermamoeba vermiformis: a Free-Living Amoeba of Interest. Microbial Ecology, 76(4), 991-1001. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1199-8
Delafont V, et al. Vermamoeba Vermiformis: a Free-Living Amoeba of Interest. Microb Ecol. 2018;76(4):991-1001. PubMed PMID: 29737382.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Vermamoeba vermiformis: a Free-Living Amoeba of Interest. AU - Delafont,Vincent, AU - Rodier,Marie-Helene, AU - Maisonneuve,Elodie, AU - Cateau,Estelle, Y1 - 2018/05/08/ PY - 2017/09/19/received PY - 2018/04/30/accepted PY - 2018/5/9/pubmed PY - 2018/12/12/medline PY - 2018/5/9/entrez KW - Free-living amoebae KW - Microorganisms KW - Protists KW - Vermamoeba vermiformis KW - Water SP - 991 EP - 1001 JF - Microbial ecology JO - Microb Ecol VL - 76 IS - 4 N2 - Free-living amoebae are protists that are widely distributed in the environment including water, soil, and air. Although the amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba are still the most studied, other species, such as Vermamoeba vermiformis (formerly Hartmannella vermiformis), are the subject of increased interest. Found in natural or man-made aquatic environments, V. vermiformis can support the multiplication of other microorganisms and is able to harbor and potentially protect pathogenic bacteria or viruses. This feature is to be noted because of the presence of this thermotolerant amoeba in hospital water networks. As a consequence, this protist could be implicated in health concerns and be indirectly responsible for healthcare-related infections. This review highlights, among others, the consequences of V. vermiformis relationships with other microorganisms and shows that this free-living amoeba species is therefore of interest for public health. SN - 1432-184X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29737382/Vermamoeba_vermiformis:_a_Free_Living_Amoeba_of_Interest_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1199-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -