Single cell, living, moving to upper right. The uroid is the cumpled region at the posterior end of the cell. Actively progressing pseudopodia (such as the one pointing north) have a hyaline cap. Cell surface with folds. Contractile vacuole and nucleus not visible. This was added to the site by D. J. Patterson. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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|Description of Amoeba proteus: Length of this species in locomotion about 220-760 microns (mean 425 microns). Nucleus discoid, often concave, 22-62 microns (mean 40 microns), nucleus with thickened wall. The majority of the cells are usually polypodial under favourable conditions, with lobose pseudopodia, with a small minority of cells being monopodial. With posterior rumpled uroid. Has world-wide distribution. |