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Entamoeba coli

Wikipedia Abstract

Entamoeba coli is a non-pathogenic species of Entamoeba that frequently exists as a commensal parasite in the human gastrointestinal tract. E. coli (not to be confused with the bacterium Escherichia coli) is important in medicine because it can be confused during microscopic examination of stained stool specimens with the pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica. This amoeba does not move much by the use of its pseudopod, and creates a "sur place (non-progressive) movement" inside the large intestine. Usually, the amoeba is immobile, and keeps its round shape. This amoeba, in its trophozoite stage, is only visible in fresh, unfixed stool specimens. Sometimes the Entamoeba coli have parasites as well. One is the fungus Sphaerita spp. This fungus lives in the cytoplasm of the E. coli. While this dif
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Parasite of 
Alouatta pigra (Mexican black howler monkey)[1]
Cercocebus galeritus (Tana River mangabey)[1]
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)[1]
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)[1]
Colobus angolensis (Angolan colobus)[1]
Colobus guereza (Guereza)[1]
Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey)[1]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[1]
Macaca fuscata (Japanese macaque)[1]
Macaca sinica (Toque macaque)[1]
Mandrillus sphinx (mandrill)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[1]
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)[1]



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1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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