Image of live cell capturing Euglena gracilis cells. Even though the amoebae move considerably slower than the flagellates, the flagellates cluster around the amoeba and are ingested. 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. |