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Telaepolella tubasferens – from Lahr et al, 2012

Genus Telaepolella Lahr et al., 2012

Diagnosis: Multi-nucleated freshwater naked amoeba with fine, sometimes branching pseudopodia and rapid cytoplasmic movement. Fan-shaped hyaloplasm with shorter pseudopodia and thinner, longer trailing pseudopodia during locomotion. Trumpet-shaped microtubular structures of unknown function distributed at varying angles throughout the cytoplasm, and particularly near the periphery. Produces hyaline cysts.

Etymology: Telaepolella in reference to the dynamically moving cytoplasm, which resembles the busy network of roads in large cities Gr. telae = net, polis = city, plus the diminutive feminine suffix ella.

Type-species: Telaepolella tubasferens.

Literature: Lahr et al. 2012.

Telaepolella tubasferens – from Lahr et al, 2012
Ferry Siemensma, created March 3, 2019; last modified February 06, 2021
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