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 feasibility of introduction and/or induction of pathogenic amoebic strains by environmental factors necessitates further ecological investigaitons.
Bone, Leon W. and Becker, David A.. 1975. Pathogenic Free-Living Amoebae in Arkansas Recreational Waters. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. PUB016. 10