Abstract: Acanthamoeba is a pathogen frequently infecting brain, eyes, skin and lung of human and animal. Seven Acanthamoeba localisolates from various sources,two Acanthamoeba type strains and one strain of Hartmannella vermiformis were characterized for their genetic variability using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique using four different 10-mer oligonucleotides primers. Electrophoresis of the amplification products generated DNA bands ranging from approximately 0.25 to 7.50 kbp in size. A genetic relatedness among the isolates was examined using Dice similarity coefficient as the genetic distance measured between the strains of Acanthamoeba and H. vermiformis. Three distinct clusters could be separated at genetic distance of approximately 0.330.
Siti Ruhaya Abdul Manaf , Shuhaimi Mustafa , Nakisah Mat Amin and Abdul Manaf Ali , 2006. Genetic Relatedness Among Isolates of Acanthamoeba Based on RAPD Analysis. Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 15-19.