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An amoeba hunting for food III

When the amoeba concentrates on catching food using one or two pseudopodia, the remaining pseudopodia become very short. When many food particles approach all at once, the amoeba becomes confused and cannot decide which pseudopodium to extend. When this happens, the hunt is a complete failure.


Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
The organism is Vexillifera.

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Sampling Date : 09 August 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River B  Google Map

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