Definition of pseudopodia
temporary projections of eukaryotic cells
Examples of pseudopodia in the following topics:
- Rhizaria The Rhizaria supergroup includes many of the amoebas, most of which have threadlike or needle-like pseudopodia .
- Pseudopodia function to trap and engulf food particles and to direct movement in rhizarian protists.
- Foram pseudopodia extend through the pores and allow the forams to move, feed, and gather additional building materials.
- Rhizaria are a supergroup of protists, typically amoebas, that are characterized by the presence of needle-like pseudopodia.
- The amoebozoans are classified as protists with pseudopodia which are used in locomotion and feeding.
- In addition to the defining pseudopodia, they also lack a shell and do not have a fixed body.
- The pseudopodia which are characteristically exhibited include extensions which can be tube-like or flat lobes, rather than the hair-like pseudopodia of rhizarian amoeba .
- Amoebozoa are a type of protist that is characterized by the presence of pseudopodia which they use for locomotion and feeding.
- Other protists, such at amoebae, form cytoplasmic extensions called pseudopodia anywhere on the cell, anchor the pseudopodia to a surface, and pull themselves forward.