world of amoeboid organisms

Genus Mastigamoeba Frenzel, 1892

Diagnosis: Amoeboid with several pseudopodia; single cilium directed forward, with 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 micro-aerophilic to anaerobic habitats rich in dissolved nutrients.

Mastigella
Mastigella
Mastigamoeba species
Ferry Siemensma, created March 1, 2019; last modified January 31, 2021
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