We investigated in solid medium, in water microcosm co-cultures and by light and transmission electron microscopy the influence of Legionella pneumophila Lp-1, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 25416 and Pseudomonas fluorescens SSD35 on the growth and survival of Acanthamoeba polyphaga. The infection with L. pneumophila was microscopically characterized by the presence of few bacteria inside protozoa at 4th h, and by the beginning of disruptive effects in late phase of trial. In water microcosm studies, performed at different temperature, the more significant interactions were observed at 30°C. In these conditions, L. pneumophila caused a marked reduction in trophozoite and cyst counts from the 4th day until the end of incubation (11 days). B. cepacia showed, by microscopic observation, few and generally single rods within protozoan phagosomes and caused a light reduction of trophozoite viability and cyst formation in co-cultures. A more invasive type of endocytosis, characterized by an early invasion with the presence of a high bacteria number inside amoebae, was observed for Pseudomonas strains. P. fluorescens produced a violent lysis of the host, whereas P. aeruginosa did not cause lysis or suffering. These results underline that water bacteria other than legionella are capable of intracellular survival in Acanthamoeba, influencing the protozoa viable cycle.

Influence of Legionella pneumophila and other water bacteria on the survival and growth of Acanthamoeba polyphaga / Anacarso, Immacolata; E., Guerrieri; Bondi, Moreno; DE NIEDERHAUSERN, Simona; Iseppi, Ramona; Sabia, Carla; Contri, Miranda; Borella, Paola; Messi, Patrizia. - In: ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0302-8933. - ELETTRONICO. - 192:10(2010), pp. 877-882. [10.1007/s00203-010-0618-0]

Influence of Legionella pneumophila and other water bacteria on the survival and growth of Acanthamoeba polyphaga.

ANACARSO, Immacolata;BONDI, Moreno;DE NIEDERHAUSERN, Simona;ISEPPI, Ramona;SABIA, Carla;CONTRI, Miranda;BORELLA, Paola;MESSI, Patrizia
2010

Abstract

We investigated in solid medium, in water microcosm co-cultures and by light and transmission electron microscopy the influence of Legionella pneumophila Lp-1, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Burkholderia cepacia ATCC 25416 and Pseudomonas fluorescens SSD35 on the growth and survival of Acanthamoeba polyphaga. The infection with L. pneumophila was microscopically characterized by the presence of few bacteria inside protozoa at 4th h, and by the beginning of disruptive effects in late phase of trial. In water microcosm studies, performed at different temperature, the more significant interactions were observed at 30°C. In these conditions, L. pneumophila caused a marked reduction in trophozoite and cyst counts from the 4th day until the end of incubation (11 days). B. cepacia showed, by microscopic observation, few and generally single rods within protozoan phagosomes and caused a light reduction of trophozoite viability and cyst formation in co-cultures. A more invasive type of endocytosis, characterized by an early invasion with the presence of a high bacteria number inside amoebae, was observed for Pseudomonas strains. P. fluorescens produced a violent lysis of the host, whereas P. aeruginosa did not cause lysis or suffering. These results underline that water bacteria other than legionella are capable of intracellular survival in Acanthamoeba, influencing the protozoa viable cycle.
2010
192
10
877
882
Influence of Legionella pneumophila and other water bacteria on the survival and growth of Acanthamoeba polyphaga / Anacarso, Immacolata; E., Guerrieri; Bondi, Moreno; DE NIEDERHAUSERN, Simona; Iseppi, Ramona; Sabia, Carla; Contri, Miranda; Borella, Paola; Messi, Patrizia. - In: ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0302-8933. - ELETTRONICO. - 192:10(2010), pp. 877-882. [10.1007/s00203-010-0618-0]
Anacarso, Immacolata; E., Guerrieri; Bondi, Moreno; DE NIEDERHAUSERN, Simona; Iseppi, Ramona; Sabia, Carla; Contri, Miranda; Borella, Paola; Messi, Patrizia
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