Parasitology Research

, Volume 107, Issue 1, pp 195–198

Susceptibility of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) to Acanthamoeba polyphaga (Sarcomastigophora: Acanthamoebidae)

  • Marilise Rott
  • Karin Caumo
  • Ismael Sauter
  • Janina Eckert
  • Luana da Rosa
  • Onilda da Silva
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00436-010-1843-9

Cite this article as:
Rott, M., Caumo, K., Sauter, I. et al. Parasitol Res (2010) 107: 195. doi:10.1007/s00436-010-1843-9

Abstract

To date there is no report on mosquitoes infected with free-living amoebae. For this reason, the aim of this study was to verify if Aedes aegypti could be susceptible to Acanthamoeba polyphaga under laboratory conditions, so trophozoites were offered as a unique food resource for larvae of first instar. The results show that those amoebae are able to infect and colonize the mosquito gut and could be re-isolated of all stages of the mosquito (larvae, pupae, and adults).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marilise Rott
    • 1
  • Karin Caumo
    • 1
  • Ismael Sauter
    • 1
  • Janina Eckert
    • 1
  • Luana da Rosa
    • 1
  • Onilda da Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiologia Imunologia e ParasitologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil