First time identification of Acanthamoeba genotypes in the cornea samples of wild birds; Is Acanthamoeba keratitis making the predatory birds a target?

KARAKAVUK M., AYKUR M., Sahar E. A. , Karakus M., Aldemir D., Donduren O., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY, vol.183, pp.137-142, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 183
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.exppara.2017.08.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-142
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Acanthamoeba is a free-living amoeba which can be isolated from environment and among others well known as an opportunist protozoan parasite causing infections in humans and animals. Eyes are extremely important for the wild birds and losing sight ability due to Acanthamoeba can be dangerous.