Entamoeba is a genus of Amoebozoa found as internal parasites or commensals of animals. In 1875, Fedor Lösch described the first proven case of amoebic dysentery in St. Petersburg, Russia. He referred to the amoeba he observed microscopically as Amoeba coli; however, it is not clear whether he was using this as a descriptive term or intended ...
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Entamoebidae Chatton, 1925, p. 76 Alternative classifications . see "Entamoebida" References . Chatton, É. (1925). Pansporella perplexa, amoebiens à spores ...
The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) taxonomy. As Entamoebidae. GBIF Type Specimen Names. As Entamoebidae. World Register of Marine Species. As Entamoebidae Chatton, 1925. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) As Entamoebidae. The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.
Entamoeba histolytica. Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasitic amoebozoan, part of the genus Entamoeba. Predominantly infecting humans and other primates causing amoebiasis, E. histolytica is estimated to infect about 35-50 million people worldwide. E. histolytica infection is estimated to kill more than 55,000 people each year.
Family: Entamoebidae. These rhizopod amoebae form broad lobopodia and do not produce fruiting bodies like the mycetozoa (or slime molds). They are naked amoebae with simple life-cycles and do not form temporary flagellated stages. Most members are parasites or endocommensals in the digestive tracts of arthropod or vertebrate hosts.
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