Amoeboid of the month

 

Frenzelina

Frenzelina reniformis is a testate amoeba, living in fresh water, where it can be abundant. The cell is covered by a flexible membrane with a small, sometimes tubular pseudostome. This photomicrograph shows a small bundle of filopodia. Most Frenzelina cells are covered by a cap of debris, this one is naked. You can find all kind of transistions between naked and covered specimens.

 

 

Phryganella acropodia

 

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