Amoeba Proteus Method of Movement

In this amoeba proteus method of movement post we have briefly explained about amoeba locomotion and simple mechanism of amoeba locomotion.

Both single cell life forms as well as multicellular life forms are existing in eukaryotes. According to the life form they adopt their own mode of locomotion. Protozoans are single cell eukaryotes.

They are following different type of locomotion according their life form. Amoeba is a single cell protozoa. It can migrate with the help of pseudopodia and this movement is called as amoeba locomotion.

Most of the time amoeba locomotion to get the food. Various hypotheses regarding the amoeba movement: front contraction hypothesis, tail contraction hypothesis, ectoplasmic contraction theory, cytoplasmic streaming, sol-gel theory, etc., Here we discuss the simple amoeba locomotion sol-gel theory. The simple mechanism of amoeba locomotion as follows

Amoeba Locomotion

1. Swelling of the plasmagel results pseudopodia in response of semipermeable membrane turgidity.

2. Movement of plasmasol towards the pseudopodia with simultaneous contraction of plasmagel

3. Gelation of plasmasol results enlargement of pseudopodia

4. Adhesion to the food particle.

Amoeba Locomotion

Amoeba Locomotion: Amoeba Proteus Method of Movement

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