Acanthamoeba palestinensis - a species of motile, unicellular eukaryotic amoebae within the family of acanthamoebidae. A. Palestinensis is placed in morphological group iii with a 18s rrna gene sequence type of t2. Members of this group are characterized by the presence of thin, smooth ectocysts and round endocysts. This species is a human pathogen and may cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and amoebic keratitis.
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