Genus Mastigamoeba Frenzel, 1892

 

Diagnosis: Amoeboid with several pseudopodia; sometimes body stiff without amoeboid motion, depending on conditions; single cilium directed forward, with stiff vibrating beat; single kinetosome with cone of microtubules extending to nucleus; uninucleate, but some species multinucleate; large nucleoli persist through division with intranuclear spindle; stages without cilium occur; cysts; occurring in microaerophilic to anaerobic habitats rich in dissolved nutrients.
 

Mastigella

 

 

Mastigella

Mastigamoeba species

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