Acanthamoeba
Acanthamoeba

 

 

Family Acanthamoebidae Sawyer and Griffin 1975 renewed def. Tice et al. 2016

 

Diagnosis: Flattened to dome shaped amoebae with flabellate-type psuedopodia some with furcate subpseudopodia. Where examined a interphase cells with a cytoplasmic microtubular organizing center (MTOC) from laminate structure to a simple globular mass with many raditating microtubules.

Type species: Acanthamoeba castellanii (Douglas, 1930).

Five genera:

  • Acanthamoeba
  • acuolamoeba
  • Luapeleamoeba
  • Protacanthamoeba
  • Dracoamoeba

 

 

Acanthamoeba
cf Acanthamoeba spec. fresh water, the Netherlands