2nd October 2019

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How do amoebas move around?

Amoebae use pseudopodia (meaning “false feet”) to move. In the case of an amoeba moving, it's cytoplasm flows forward to form a pseudopodium, then it evens back out. In order to eat, it will form two pseudopodia and wrap those around to meet each other, enclosing its food, then the cytoplasm evens out again.

Similarly, is Amoeba Holozoic?

Nutrition in amoeba is holozoic. Thus, solid food particles are ingested which are then acted upon by enzymes and digested. It is an omnivore, feeding on both plants and animals.

What does an amoeba do?

This part of the amoeba's body can stretch out and pull itself with. To eat, the amoeba stretches out the pseudopod, surrounds a piece of food, and pulls it into the rest of the amoeba's body. Amoebas eat algae, bacteria, other protozoans, and tiny particles of dead plant or animal matter.

How do Parameciums move?

Paramecium have tiny hair-like structures, called cilia, around the outer edge of their cell that move back and forth in a whip-like fashion, allowing movement in water.
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