Vahlkampfia (vall-camp-fee-a) (= Schizopyrenus - skitz-owe-pyre-een-us ?) a heterolobose amoeba, pseudopodia are produced in sudden bulges, and are lobose. Large hyaline regions. Also with posterior contractile vacuole, nucleus with nucleolus and various food vacuoles and inclusions. Usually with small uroids giving rise to filaments. Several cells. Phase contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson, Linda Amaral Zettler, Mike Peglar and Tom Nerad from cultures and other materials maintained at the American Type Culture Collection during 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, L Amaral-Zettler, M. Peglar and T. Nerad, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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|Description of Vahlkampfia: Heterolobosea without flagellated stage described in life cycle. Cysts with or without gelatinous coat. One species only reported to have excystment pores. Many species. |