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Radiate Amoeba

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Radiate Amoeba

Postby Ken Ramos » Mon May 23, 2005 10:47 am

I have been studying ameba off and on for about a year now, maybe a little more. I have observed mostly Mayorella and a few A. proteus. My question concerns the genus Mayorella. When suspended in its aquatic environment, Mayorella extends its pseudopodia to exhibit a radiate stage. At times the pseudopodia will have a spiraled or corkscrew appearance. Can anyone speculate or confirm as to why this is.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon May 30, 2005 4:45 pm

Any information on the temperature or salt % of the water?
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