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Acanthamoeba quina

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Acanthamoeba quina - a species of motile, unicellular eukaryotic amoebae within the family of acanthamoebidae.

Classification

A. Quina is placed in morphological group ii with a 18s rrna gene sequence type of t4.

Morphology

Members of this group are characterized by the presence of wrinkled ectocysts and endocysts which could be stellate, polygonal, triangular, or oval.

Pathogenesis

This species is a human pathogen and may cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and amoebic keratitis.

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