Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Iodamoeba buetschlii

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3531

This amoeba (syn. Jodamoeba buetschlii, J. williamsi) lives as commensal in the human intestine and has in its cyst stage (6–15 μm) a very large vacuole-containing glycogen. The single nucleus contains a large nucleolus, but has no peripheral densification. The amoeboid stage, which measures 10-20 μm, may form two pseudopodia at the same time. This species was described by von Prowazek in the year 1912 and occurs mainly in the colon of monkeys, pigs and rats.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany