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