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Journal:   NOVELTY IN BIOMEDICINE   2016 , Volume 4 , Number 4; Page(s) 181 To 184.
 
Paper: 

FIRST REPORT OF VERMAMOEBA VERMIFORMIS IN THE ISLAND OF EL HIERRO, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (CASE REPORT)

 
 
Author(s):  REYES BATLLE MARIA, NIYYATI MARYAM, WAGNER CAROLINA, MARTIN NAVARRO CARMEN M., LOPEZ ARENCIBIA ATTENERI, SIFAOUI INES, VALLADARES BASILIO, MARTINEZ CARRETERO ENRIQUE, PINERO JOSE E., LORENZO MORALES JACOB*
 
* UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL DISEASES AND PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE CANARY ISLANDS, UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA, AVDA. ASTROF?SICO FCO. SANCHEZ, S/N, 38203 LA LAGUNA, TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Free-living amoebae (FLA) are group of protozoa distributed worldwide in many habitats mainly water and soil related sources. Some members of FLA are able to act as opportunistic pathogens and are environmental carriers of other pathogenic agents such as bacteria and viruses. Vermamoeba vermiformis is a highly abundant FLA species in water bodies and has recently gained environmental importance as it acts as a vehicle of many pathogenic bacteria such as Legionella pneumophila.
Cases Report: In this study, water samples were collected from the island of El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain during 2015. El Hierro island was designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve and it is currently the less populated of the Canary Islands. The water samples were culture on 2 % Non-Nutrient Agar (NNA) plates covered with a thin layer of heat killed E. coli and checked daily for the presence of FLA. After a week, V. vermiformis amoebae were observed in the plates incubated at room temperature and 37 ?C. Molecular characterization was carried out by amplifying the 18S rDNA gene and DNA sequencing, confirming that the isolated strain belonged to Vermamoeba vermiformis species.
Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of Vermamoeba vermiformis isolation in the island of El Hierro and the second report of this species in the Canary Islands.

 
Keyword(s): VERMAMOEBA VERMIFORMIS, WATER, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN
 
 
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REYES BATLLE, M., & NIYYATI, M., & WAGNER, C., & MARTIN NAVARRO, C., & LOPEZ ARENCIBIA, A., & SIFAOUI, I., & VALLADARES, B., & MARTINEZ CARRETERO, E., & PINERO, J., & LORENZO MORALES, J. (2016). FIRST REPORT OF VERMAMOEBA VERMIFORMIS IN THE ISLAND OF EL HIERRO, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (CASE REPORT). NOVELTY IN BIOMEDICINE, 4(4), 181-184. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=569423



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REYES BATLLE MARIA, NIYYATI MARYAM, WAGNER CAROLINA, MARTIN NAVARRO CARMEN M., LOPEZ ARENCIBIA ATTENERI, SIFAOUI INES, VALLADARES BASILIO, MARTINEZ CARRETERO ENRIQUE, PINERO JOSE E., LORENZO MORALES JACOB. FIRST REPORT OF VERMAMOEBA VERMIFORMIS IN THE ISLAND OF EL HIERRO, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (CASE REPORT). NOVELTY IN BIOMEDICINE. 2016 [cited 2021May18];4(4):181-184. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=569423



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REYES BATLLE, M., NIYYATI, M., WAGNER, C., MARTIN NAVARRO, C., LOPEZ ARENCIBIA, A., SIFAOUI, I., VALLADARES, B., MARTINEZ CARRETERO, E., PINERO, J., LORENZO MORALES, J., 2016. FIRST REPORT OF VERMAMOEBA VERMIFORMIS IN THE ISLAND OF EL HIERRO, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (CASE REPORT). NOVELTY IN BIOMEDICINE, [online] 4(4), pp.181-184. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=569423.



 
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