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Penard Labs. The Amoebae website of Maciver Lab of the University of Edinburgh, brings together information from published sources. Major kingdoms are underlined. See also: protist. Sources and alternative views: Wikispecies. Fusulinida?What is the scientific name for Ameba?
An amoeba (/ ə ˈ m iː b ə /; less commonly spelt ameba or amœba; plural am(o)ebas or am(o)ebae / ə ˈ m iː b i /), often called an amoeboid, is a type of cell or unicellular organism which has the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods.Does Amoeba have a cell wall?
Amoebae do not have cell walls, which allows for free movement. Amoebae move and feed by using pseudopods, which are bulges of cytoplasm formed by the coordinated action of actin microfilaments pushing out the plasma membrane that surrounds the cell.What are the food sources of amoebae?
The food sources of amoebae vary. Some amoebae are predatory and live by consuming bacteria and other protists. Some are detritivores and eat dead organic material. Amoebae typically ingest their food by phagocytosis, extending pseudopods to encircle and engulf live prey or particles of scavenged material.