Table 1 Acanthamoeba species tested using the identification system, including reference strains and isolates from environmental and clinical samples.

From: Core gene-based molecular detection and identification of Acanthamoeba species

SpeciesStrainATCC no. or referenceIsolation sourceWGS project accession number
Acanthamoeba castellaniiNeff30010Soil, Pacific Grove, CA, 1957AHJI01
Acanthamoeba polyphagaCCAP 1501/3b30872Freshwater, Tuskegee, AL, 1965CDFK01
 Linc-AP1TJ RowbothamLQHA01
Acanthamoeba healyiOC-3A30866St Martin’s River, MD, 1977CDFA01
Acanthamoeba mauritaniensisclone 165250253Derived from the type strain, 1989CDFE01 (Strain ATCC 50253)
Acanthamoeba quinaclone Vil350241Derived from the type strain, 1989CDFN01
Acanthamoeba lugdunensisclone L3a50240Derived from an existing strainCDFB01
Acanthamoeba divionensisclone AA250238Derived from the type strain, 1989CDFI01
Acanthamoeba rhysodesHaas50368Human eye infection, Houston, TX, 1985CDFC01 (Strain ATCC 30973)
Acanthamoeba royrebaOak Ridge30884BeWo human choriocarcinoma cells, Oak Ridge, TN, 1975CDEZ01
Acanthamoeba palestinensisCCAP 1547/130870Soil, Israel, 1933CDFD01
Acanthamoeba astronyxisRay & Hayes30137Soil, California, 1944CDFH01
Acanthamoeba lenticulataE18-250690Derived from strain CDC:V023 (eye of an adult human female with keratitis); sediment from 40 mile Philadelphia dump site, SE edge of sewage siteCDFG01 (Strain ATCC 30841)
Acanthamoeba culbertsoniLilly A-130171Primary monkey kidney tissue culture, India, 1957CDFF01
Acanthamoeba griffiniTIO:H3750702Human Acanthamoeba keratitis, Glasgow, UK
Acanthamoeba hatchetti2HHPRA-113Clinical specimen - human, Vienna Austria, 1996
Acanthamoeba terricola30134Arable soil, Seine-et-Oise, France, 1960
Acanthamoeba tubiashiOC-15C30867St. Martin’s River, MD, 1978
Acanthamoeba triangularisSH 62150254Derived from the type strain, 1989
Acanthamoeba stevensoniRB-F-1-AX50438
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 1Clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 2Clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 3Clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 4Clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 5clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 6Clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 7Clinical isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. clinical isolate 8Clinical isolate 
Acanthamoeba sp. environmental isolate 1Environmental isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. environmental isolate 2Environmental isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. environmental isolate 3Environmental isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. environmental isolate 4Environmental isolate
Acanthamoeba sp. environmental isolate 5Environmental isolate