from Fiona L. Henriquez
(University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK) writing in Parasites and Vectors (2009) 2: 16
There is an increasing interest and awareness of the free-living amoeba, Acanthamoeba
, over recent years as an opportunistic pathogen of medical importance. The publication of this book is a timely reflection of this current situation. The author is to be congratulated on the provision of such a comprehensive review of the literature concerning all aspects of Acanthamoeba
research. The intention of the author was to provide an essential reference for researchers of infectious diseases. This is achieved and in addition, this book should also be beneficial to students at the university level with a specific interest in microbiology.
This book is certainly a 'must read' for all scientists interested in medical and environmental microbiology. It is a very convincing overview and foundation of what is already known about Acanthamoeba
, but the literature is constantly progressing rapidly and new information is arising about this, until recently, understudied organism.
Further reading: Acanthamoeba: Biology and Pathogenesis
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