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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Limax amebae (Naegleria-like amebae, Acanthamoeba, Hartmanella, Platyamoeba), bacterial floc, swimming pools, Iowa State University

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

December 1982

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

89

Issue

4

First Page

168

Last Page

170

Copyright

© Copyright 1982 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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