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Entamoeba

 [en″tah-me´bah]
a genus of amebas parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans. E. co´li and E. gingiva´lis are nonpathogenic forms found in the human intestine and mouth. E. histoly´tica causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses.

Entamoeba

(ent'ă-mē'bă),
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of Entamoeba histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

Entamoeba

/Ent·amoe·ba/ (en″tah-me´bah) a genus of amebas parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates, including three species commonly parasitic in humans: E. co´li, found in the intestinal tract; E. gingiva´lis (E. bucca´lis), found in the mouth; and E. histoly´tica, the cause of amebic dysentery and tropical abscess of the liver.

entamoeba

(ĕn′tə-mē′bə)
n. pl. entamoe·bas or entamoe·bae (-bē)
Any of several parasitic amoebas of the genus Entamoeba, especially E. histolytica, causing dysentery and ulceration of the colon and liver.

Entamoeba

[en′təmē′bə]
Etymology: Gk, entos, within, amoibe, change
a genus of intestinal amebic parasites of which several species are pathogenic to humans. See also Entamoeba histolytica.

Ent·a·moe·ba

(ent'ă-mē'bă)
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of E. histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host. usage note Often spelled incorrectly as Entameba.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

Entamoeba

a group at one time considered to be a genus of Protozoa. Members of this group are, in more modern classifications, given kingdom-equivalent status. See CLASSIFICATION. Most forms are parasites/ commensals, but one, E. mashkovskii, is free-living on sewage.
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This appears then to be an example of lateral gene transfer, as Entamoeba is not a close relative of either of these eubacteria (Rosenthal et al.
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Direct evidence for secondary loss of mitochondria in Entamoeba histolytica.
Early lateral transfer of genes encoding malic enzyme, acetyl-CoA synthetase and alcohol dehydrogenases from anaerobic prokaryotes to Entamoeba histolytica.
The Entamoeba histolytica mitochondrion-derived organelle (crypton) contains double-stranded DNA and appears to be bound by a double membrane.
Hsp6O is targeted to a cryptic mitochondrion-derived organelle (crypton) in the microaerophilic protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica.
Evidence for the bacterial origin of genes encoding fermentation enzymes of the amitochondriate protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica.