An Ameoba is a type of cell or organism which has the
ability to alter its shape , primarily by extending and
Ameoba do not form a single Taxonomy group , but are
founding every major lineage of Eukaryotic organisms.
Ameoboid cells occurs not only among the protozoa, but
also fungi, algae and animals
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Like many other protists, the structure
of Amoeba proteus is relatively simple. It is a single
celled organism that appears transparent and gelatin
like - with an arguably ”forever” changing shape, with
a nucleus and membrane bound organelles (such as
food vacuoles, contractile vacuoles, golgi apparatus,
mitochondria etc. ).
A| gae, Bacteria and small protozoa form the
main food of ameoba.
The ameoba gathers its food with the help of
Digestion takes place inside the food vacuole
contains enzymes that can digest carbohydrate,
lipids and proteins.
Therefore the process of digestion in ameoba is
The nutrients are absorbed into the cytoplasam
surrounding the food vacuole.
The waste materials are expelled through the