Publications for sequences of Balamuthia in the DNA databases

Baquero, R.A., Reyes-Batlle, M., Nicola, G.G., Martin-Navarro, C.M., Lopez-Arencibia, A., Guillermo Esteban, J., Valladares, B., Martinez-Carretero, E., Pinero, J.E. and Lorenzo-Morales, J. 2014. Presence of potentially pathogenic free-living amoebae strains from well water samples in Guinea-Bissau. Pathogens and Global Health 108: 206-211.  (accession # KJ000399).

Booton, G.C., Carmichael, J.R., Visvesvara, G.S., Byers, T.J., Fuerst, P.A. 2003.  Genotyping of Balamuthia mandrillaris based on nuclear 18S and mitochondrial 16S rRNA genes. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine. 68(1): 65-69. (accession #: mt 16S-like AF477012-AF477018; 18S rRNA AF477019-AF477022).  

Booton, G.C.,  F.L. Schuster, J.R. Carmichael, P.A. Fuerst, T.J. Byers. 2003. Balamuthia mandrillaris: Identification of Clinical and Environmental Isolates Using Genus-Specific PCR. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 50: 508-509. Booton- JEukMicro 2003

Booton, G.C., J.R. Carmichael, G.S. Visvesvara, T.J. Byers and P.A. Fuerst. 2003.  Identification of Balamuthia mandrillaris by PCR assay using the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene as a target.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology  41: 453-455.

Cabello-Vilchez, A.M., Reyes-Batlle, M., Montalban-Sandoval, E.,  Martin-Navarro, C.M., Lopez-Arencibia, A., Elias-Letts, R., Guerra, H., Gotuzzo, E., Martinez-Carretero, E., Pinero, J.E., Maciver, S.K., Valladares, B. and Lorenzo-Morales, J.  2014.  The isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris from environmental sources from Peru.  Parasitology Research 113 (7), 2509-2513.  (Acc # mt 16S-like: KJ439568 – KJ439571)

Dunnebacke TH, Schuster FL, Yagi S, Booton GC. 2003. Isolation of Balamuthia amebas from the environment. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 50 Suppl: 510-511. Dunnebacke -J Euk Micro 2003

Dunnebacke TH, Schuster FL, Yagi S, Booton GC. 2004. Balamuthia mandrillaris from soil samples. Microbiology 150: 2837-2842.  (mt 16S-like rRNA; accession # AY648576 – AY648577).

Greninger,A.L., Dunnebacke,T. and Chiu,C.Y. 2015.  Genomic sequence of Balamuthia mandrillaris.  Unpublished. (accession # KP888565).

Khurana,S., Hallur,V. and Radotra,B. 2014. First report of amebic meningoencephalitis due to Balamuthia mandrillaris from India. Unpublished.  (accession # mt 16S-like KF246746).

Khurana,S., Hallur,V., Radotra,B.D. and Sehgal,R.  2014.  Emergence of Balamuthia mandrillaris meningoencephalitis in India. Unpublished. (accession # mt 16S-like KF725772).

Kinde, H., Read, D.H., Daft, B.M., Manzer, M., Nordhaussen, R.W., Vrono, D.S., Booton, G.C., Kelly, D.J., Fuerst, P.A. and Visvesvara, G.S.  2007. Infections caused by pathogenic free-living amoebae (Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba sp.) in horses.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 19: 317-322. (not deposited, mt 16S-like identical to AF477021; 18S identical to AF477021).    

Lares-Jiménez, L.F., G.C. Booton, F. Lares-Villa, C.A. Velázquez-Contreras, P.A. Fuerst. 2014. Genetic analysis among environmental strains of Balamuthia mandrillaris recovered from an artificial lagoon and from soil in Sonora, Mexico.  Experimental Parasitology 145 Suppl:S57-61 .  (accession #’s:  mt 16S-like: KF896587 – KF896594).

Lares-Jiménez, L.F., Crary, M., Cano-Rangel, A., Lares-Villa, F., Castillo-Aldaco, J.D., Tapia-Malagón, J.L., Booton, G.C. and Fuerst, P.A.  2014. Balamuthia Mandrillaris in Northwest Mexico: Isolation from a Water Sample and a Case Report of Granulomatous Amoebic Encephalitis. Unpublished. (accession #’s  18S: KF874819;- mt 16S-like: KF974820 – KF874822).

Mätz-Rensing, K.,  Kunze, M., Zöller, M., Roos, C.,  Kiderlen, A.F., Ludwig, C., Kaup, F-J. 2011.  Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris infection in a gorilla – first case of balamuthiasis in Germany.  J. Med. Primatol. 40: 437–440. (not deposited; identical to AY263351)

Niyyati, M., Lorenzo-Morales, J., Rezaeian, M., Martin-Navarro, C.M., Haghi, A.M., Maciver, S.K. and Valladares, B. 2009. Isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris from urban dust, free of known infectious involvement. Parasitology Research. 106:279–281.  (accession # EU934073).

Schuster FL, Dunnebacke TH, Booton GC, Yagi S, Kohlmeier CK, Glaser C, Vugia D, Bakardjiev A, Azimi P, Maddux-Gonzalez M, Martinez AJ, Visvesvara GS. 2003.  Environmental isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris associated with a case of amebic encephalitis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 41: 3175-3180. (accession # AY263351AY263352). 

Stothard,D.R., Schroeder-Diedrich,J.M., Awwad,M.H., Gast,R.J., Ledee,D.R., Rodriguez- Zaragoza,S., Dean,C.L., Fuerst,P.A. and Byers,T.J. (1998) The evolutionary history of the genus Acanthamoeba and the identification of eight new 18S rRNA gene sequence types. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 45: 45-54.  (18S rRNA accession # AF019071).

Tavares,M., Correia da Costa,J.M., Carpenter,S.S., Santos,L.A., Afonso,C., Aguiar,A., Pereira,J., Cardoso,A.I., Schuster,F.L., Yagi,S., Sriram,R. and Visvesvara,G.S.. 2006.  Diagnosis of first case of Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis in Portugal by immunofluorescence and PCR. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 44: 2660-2663. (accession # DQ508945).

Todd, C.D., Reyes-Batlle, M., Pinero, J.E., Martinez-Carretero, E., Valladares, B., Lindo, J.F. and Lorenzo-Morales, J.  2015.  Environmental isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris from soil of a Mineral Spring in Jamaica, West Indies.  Unpublished. (accession # KM083743)

Visvesvara,G.S., Atkins,J., Sriram,R., Dorlo,M., Hayes,T., Qvarnstrom,Y., Kucerova,Z. and Roy,S. 2012.  Isolation and characterization of Balamuthia mandrillaris from the CSF of a pediatric patient treated with miltefosine. Unpublished. (accession #’s 18A rRNA: JX524850;  mt 16S-like rRNA: JX524851).

Yagi S, Booton GC, Visvesvara GS, Schuster FL. 2005.  Detection of Balamuthia mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene DNA in clinical specimens by PCR.  Journal of  Clinical Microbiology 43: 3192-3197.


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