16. Sliding amoeba

The 16th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Sliding amoeba”.

Amoebae are strange protozoarians. They have not appendages to move but they move. And they do this thanks to cytoplasmic streams inside the cell and to a greatly deformable cell membrane. This type of movement, also adopted by other organisms, is called amoeboid movement. There are a many species, and specialists classify them into two big groups, that of the testacean amoebae (protected by a carapace of very variable shape) and that of the nude amoebae, as the protagonist of our video.

This is the 16th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.

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