• survive
  • Legionella pneumophila normally lives within common soil dwelling protozoa, such as Acanthamoeba , because this bacteria is dormant below 68 F. The Legionella pneumophila bacteria needs the heat of the amoeba cells and the insulation of soil to survive in Michigan's cold winters. (rightmi.com)
  • N. fowleri is thermotolerant and able to survive 45 °C (113 °F). Warm, fresh water with a sufficient supply of bacterial food provides a habitat for amoebae. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • It is a free-living, bacteria-eating amoeba that can be pathogenic, causing a fulminant (sudden and severe) brain infection called naegleriasis, also known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). (wikipedia.org)