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Amoeba capturing Paramecium, light micrograph

Amoeba capturing Paramecium, light micrograph

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WIM VAN EGMOND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY WIM VAN EGMOND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Differential interference contrast (DIC) light micrograph of an Amoeba proteus (right) using its long pseudopia to capture a Paramecium caudatum protozoan. The amoeba will close around the prey, engulphing and digesting it in a process called phagocytosis. Magnification: x160 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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