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Amoebas

Amoeba

(Science: protozoa) genus of protozoa, but also an imprecise name given to several types of free living unicellular phagocytic organism.

giant forms (e.g. Amoeba proteus) may be up to 2mm long and crawl over surfaces by protruding pseudopods (amoeboid movement). Amoebae exhibit great plasticity of form and conspicuous cytoplasmic streaming.


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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... which contain nuclei can grow into new plasmodia when moisture and temperature conditions improve. Cool fact, these are mobile and act like amoebas! This giant cell moves, but only pictures taken over several days can show its progress. Its top speed is 1 mm per hour. Slime molds move, and ...

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by Sadial
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
 
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Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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Amoeba Culturing

Wanted to join this forum to ask a question because I haven't seen much online about culturing for amoebas. What I do on occasion is boil water (mostly pond water) and then add beef bouillon cubes or cooked rice. Sit this outside for a few days and then take a sample of ...

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by amoebaslayer
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:24 am
 
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Topic: Amoeba Culturing
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Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom

... the oceans, and serve as an important source of food for other organisms. I think they are photosynthetic, they give energy and oxygen production. Amoebas are found in fresh or salt water, damp soil. They are heterotrophic I think feed on other microscopic organisms like algae and ciliates. These ...

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by Ayeshaa
Thu May 10, 2012 3:14 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom
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Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom

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by Ayeshaa
Tue May 08, 2012 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom
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Re: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?

... Discover magazine (April 2010, page 80) where an amoeba was discovered in England with a virus inside it. The article goes on stating that inside amoebas, "viruses and bacteria can swap genes" (quoting from the article). Unfortunately, it did not elaborate much on the details regarding ...

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by ijustwrite
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:30 am
 
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Topic: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?
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