What organelles move in an amoeba?


What organelles move in an amoeba?


Amoeboids are unicellular organisms found in all of the major eukaryotic lineages of organisms. Amoebas have the ability to change their shape and move in a "crawling" fashion through specialized organelles.

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In amoebas, movement is possible through the use of "pseudopodia" or "false feet". The pseudopodium are considered the locomotory...

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What is Amoeboid Movement?


Chapter 5 / Lesson 8

Ameboid movement is exclusive to living things that have no shape, and which can actually change their shape, namely cells and unicellular organisms. Learn about specific aspects of ameboid movements, such as pseudopodia and cytoplasmic flow, and discover the role of plasmagel and plasmasol in amoeboid movement.

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