Limax amebae (Naegleria-like amebae, Acanthamoeba, Hartmanella, Platyamoeba), bacterial floc, swimming pools, Iowa State University
Four types of amebae (Acanthamoeba, Hartmanella, Naegleria-like amebae, and a vannellid, probably Platyamoeba) were identified from 2 indoor swimming pools on the Iowa State University campus during January-April 1981. Large numbers of these amebae, and other protozoans and metazoans were found in a yellow-brown (mainly bacterial) floc growing on the pool bottom, in filtering systems, and in recirculation pipes. None of the amebae were found to be pathogenic in laboratory mice. Corrective pool maintenance procedures and laboratory studies of the floc and amebae are described.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Mitchell, Lawrence G.; Townsend, Samuel C.; and Choquette, Kenneth C.
"Limax Amebae in Two Swimming Pools at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 89:
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol89/iss4/8