Selected recreational waters of Arkansas were sampled for pathogenic free-living limax amoebae. Water quality parameters were determined for correlation with amoebic population densities and species diversity. Cultural criteria and animal inoculation revealed no pathogenic strains. The possibility of introduction and/or induction of pathogenic amoebic strains by environmental factors requires further ecological investigations.
Bone, Leon W. and Becker, David A.
"Nonpathogenic Free-Living Amoebae in Arkansas Recreational Waters,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 29
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol29/iss1/7