Portrait of Polychaos dubium, a large polypodial naked amoeba. P. dubium is the type species. Palmate form. Pseudopodia lack the longitudinal ridges seen in species of Amoeba. The posterior (left side of image) is composed of a collection of fused remnant pseudopodia. May become monopodial during rapid locomotion. The granular nucleus is spherical to ovoid in shape. A large contractile vacuole is visible. The cytoplasm contains ingested algae and numerous refractile crystals. From freshwater pond near Boise, Idaho. DIC optics. This image was taken by William Bourland. He now uses a Zeiss Axioskop 2 with Spot Insight and Spot Flex CCD cameras (Diagnostic Instruments). Image copyright: William Bourland, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Freshwater and Terrestrial Microbes of Idaho (USA) and Elsewhere
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