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Sarcodina

Definition

noun

A taxonomic group within Phylum Sarcomastigophora. It includes the amoebas, heliozoan, rediozoa and foraminifera, which are characterized by their ability to move by cytoplasmic flow or by pseudopods.


Supplement

Sarcodina, or commonly called sarcodines, include the rhizopods and actinopods.

Protozoans belonging to this group form pseudopodia during most of their life cycle. Flagella may be present but only during the early stages of their life cycle.


Compare: Mastigophora.
See also: Sarcomastigophora.


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HELP! - Anybody know about protozoans?

... and on individual species. A good way to start is to begin searching such things as "free-living protozoa, free-living amoeba, ciliophora, sarcodina, and mastigophora" :D

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by Ken Ramos
Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:01 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! - Anybody know about protozoans?
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Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... that are not associated with Mycetozoia, if I am not mistaken. However Physarum viride, didermoides and polycephalum are all part of the Phylum Sarcodina, Subphylum Hydraula, Superorder Acraseda, Class Alternatea, Subclass Mycetozoia, Order Physarida. (Ref: Jahns, How to Know the Protozoa, Second ...

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by Ken Ramos
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
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arcella gibosa

... I could cite many different references as to this amoeba and others which are classified as testate ameba. Yes Arcella belongs to the Phylum Sarcodina, Order Granulopodida, and Family Arcellidae and they are quite diverse and some extreamly beautiful in their species. :D http://www.pirx.com/droplet/gallery/arcella.html

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by Ken Ramos
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:07 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: arcella gibosa
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Views: 3804

arcella gibosa

I think Arcella is NOT Amoeba, they are two different species. It is another Sarcodina. So maybe we can say they both "sisters" :) Have you met our best friend Google? ;)

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:41 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: arcella gibosa
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Views: 3804


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