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Pseudopodia

pseudopodia

temporary cytoplasmic extrusions in amebae or characteristically sarcodine protozoa which function in locomotion and/or in feeding by engulfing food. One or more may be formed at a time by a given cell.


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

... “supercell” (a syncytium) is essentially a large ameba with thousands of individual nuclei that feeds by engulfing its food (mostly bacteria) with pseudopodia in a process called phagocytosis. Thus the slime mold ingests its food and then digests it. When the plasmodium runs out of food, or environmental ...

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

... water, damp soil. They are heterotrophic I think feed on other microscopic organisms like algae and ciliates. These are ingested into the cell by pseudopodia or false feet, they surround the prey and trap it in tiny drop of water forming food vacuole. I think Paramecium are found in freshwater ...

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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

... water, damp soil. They are heterotrophic I think feed on other microscopic organisms like algae and ciliates. These are ingested into the cell by pseudopodia or false feet, they surround the prey and trap it in tiny drop of water forming food vacuole. I think Paramecium are found in freshwater ...

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by Ayeshaa
Tue May 08, 2012 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Amoeba, Paramecium, Diatom
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Microtubules & pseudopodia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudopodia

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by krengel14
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Microtubules & pseudopodia
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Microtubules & pseudopodia

I have this question. Are microtubules in any way involved in the formation of pseudopodia? I am confident they are not, I haven't come across anything like that yet. Please tell me if you think otherwise.

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by Adz795
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Microtubules & pseudopodia
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