Tag: "amoebae" at biology news
Single cell amoeba increases MRSA numbers 1000- fold
... amoeba acts as an incubator for MRSA bacteria. As amoebae
are often found in healthcare environments this di...rsity of Bath, found that MRSA in association with amoebae
increased in numbers 1000- fold. The pathogenic bacteria, Legionella, also replicate inside amoeba...
Silence of the amoebae
...cing of two additional virulence genes in the same amoebae
using a similar plasmid-induced principle. The...sts now plan to test the ability of these silenced amoebae
to serve as a live vaccine by evoking an intestinal immune response. If successful, it may put an en...