First time identification of Acanthamoeba genotypes in the cornea samples of wild birds; Is Acanthamoeba keratitis making the predatory birds a target?

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Karakavuk M. , Aykur M. , Sahar E. A. , Karakuş M., Aldemir D., Döndüren O., ...Daha Fazla

EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY, cilt.183, ss.137-142, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 183
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.exppara.2017.08.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.137-142


Acanthamoeba is a free-living amoeba which can be isolated from environment and among others well known as an opportunist protozoan parasite causing infections in humans and animals. Eyes are extremely important for the wild birds and losing sight ability due to Acanthamoeba can be dangerous.