by Wim van Egmond, The Netherlands
The enlarged image shows the flowing of the cytoplasm when the amoeba locomotes. At the front end several pseudopods are formed. The typically lobed area at the rear end is called the uroid. In the centre of the cell the single nucleus is visible. Left to it lies a water expelling vesicle. Remains of prey are enclosed in food vesicles. Tiny crystals make the cell look granular.
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