Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sapronotic Agent

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4879

This term describes an agent of disease, which is normally free-living but may multiply in a host and then introduce disease (e.g.,  Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba species).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany