The protist Amoeba proteus

The protist Amoeba proteus

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Credit: WIM VAN EGMOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The protist Amoeba proteus moves by means of its pseudopodia or false feet. Note the nucleus in the center, a spherical contractile vacuole (an organelle which pumps excess of water out of the cell) at the top, and many food vacuoles which transport food through the cell. DIC, LM X160.

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