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Acanthamoeba Lysozyme-like enzymes

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 Acanthamoeba are a primarily bactivorous genus, and therefore require enzymes that break down the cell walls of the bacteria that they consume.  Such enzymes have been isolated and their characteristics studied (Drozański,1969a; 1969b;1972a; 1972b).
References:-

Drozański, W. (1969a) Bacteriolytic enzyme produced by Acanthamoeba castellanii. Acta Microbiol. Polonica. 1, 155-168.

Drozański, W. (1969b) Bacteriolytic spectrum of the enzyme produced by Acanthamoeba castellanii. Acta Microbiol.Polonica. 1, 169-174.

Drozański, W. (1972a) Enzymatic mode of action of the bacteriolytic enzyme from Acanthamoeba castellanii. Acta.Microbiol.Polonica. 4, 53-62.

Drozański, W. (1972b) Purification and properties of bacteriolytic enzyme produced by Acanthamoeba castellanii. Acta Microbiol.Polonica. 4, 33-52.

Weekers, P. H. H., Engelberts, A. M. V. & Vogels, G. D. (1995) Bacteriolytic activities of the free-living soil amoebae, Acanthamoeba castellanii, Acanthamoeba polyphaga and Hartmanella vermiformis. Antonie van Leewenhoek. 68, 237-243.

 
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