Table 3.

Comparison of recovery efficiencies of filtration and centrifugation for competing Naegleria species in vegetative and cystic forms

Form andNaegleria spp.Ratio of the 2 Naegleriaspecies% Recovery
FiltrationCentrifugation
N. fowleriN. lovaniensisN. australiensisTotalNaegleriaN. fowleriN. lovaniensisN. australiensisTotal Naegleria
Cysts
N. fowleri + N. lovaniensis 78:2264550343240
64:362676731811363
N. fowleri + N. australiensis 22:7884630232323
66:34333175762175
51:4951637289183
 Mean ± SD51 ± 2441 ± 5015 ± 1453 ± 2136 ± 2372 ± 5745 ± 4057 ± 25
Trophozoites
N. fowleri + N. lovaniensis 40:600127183018
48:522191355428
69:310103273621
N. fowleri + N. australiensis 52:4820132017
57:4340241527
 Mean ± SD2 ± 214 ± 50 ± 05 ± 525 ± 1440 ± 133 ± 422 ± 5