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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 597-599

An improvised medium for axenic cultivation of Acanthamoeba spp.


1 Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Sumeeta Khurana
Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_17_151

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Acanthamoebae can be easily grown in bacterised cultures, but their growth in axenic media is tedious and many times unsuccessful. We thus experimented with some additives in the conventional axenic medium for growth of various isolates of Acanthamoeba. Addition of Torula yeast RNA was found to significantly enhance the growth of Acanthamoebae in the axenic culture medium.






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