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Entamoeba gingivalis

Entamoeba gingivalis
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Class: Archamoebae
Genus: Entamoeba
Species: E. gingivalis
Binomial name
Entamoeba gingivalis
Gros, 1849

Entamoeba gingivalis is a non-pathogenic protozoa (reported by some to cause disease)[1] and is known to be the first amoeba in humans to be described.

It is found in the mouthvacuoles and contain cellular debris, blood cells and bacteria.



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