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Light Micrograph Of Amoeba Catching
Eric V. Grave
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First in a series of four color enhanced light micrographs showing a single-celled Amoeba sp. engulfing another protozoan, Paramecium sp. The amoeba has extended a pseudopodium (false foot) to attack its prey. The pseudopodium is formed from the flexible wall of the amoeba cell. The paramecium is being engulfed and will be digested within a cavity (vacuole) inside the amoeba cell. This form of feeding is known as phagocytosis. Magnification x43 at 35mm size. The full series includes images BM8578, BM8581, BM8584, and BM8587.
March 13th, 2013
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