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Genotyping of Acanthamoeba Isolated From Surface and Stagnant Waters of Qazvin, Central Iran

Hossein Hooshyar 1 , * , Bahram Hosseinbigi 2 , Mehrzad Saraei 2 , Safarali Alizadeh 3 , Mohammad Eftakhar 2 , Sima Rasti 1 and Nader Khosro-Shahi 2
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1 Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran
2 Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, IR Iran
3 Department of Microbiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: June 5, 2013, 15 (6); 536-538
  • Published Online: June 5, 2013
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: January 9, 2012
  • Revised: May 7, 2012
  • Accepted: May 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.4121

To Cite: Hooshyar H, Hosseinbigi B, Saraei M, Alizadeh S, Eftakhar M, et al. Genotyping of Acanthamoeba Isolated From Surface and Stagnant Waters of Qazvin, Central Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2013 ; 15(6):536-538. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.4121.

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