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Diagram of amœba

Diagram of amœba.jpg The earliest discovered Trypanosome, described by Gruby in 1843ThumbnailsVolvoxThe earliest discovered Trypanosome, described by Gruby in 1843ThumbnailsVolvoxThe earliest discovered Trypanosome, described by Gruby in 1843ThumbnailsVolvox

The amœba is one of the simplest of all animals, and gives us a hint of the original ancestors. It looks like a tiny irregular speck of greyish jelly, about 1/100th of an inch in diameter. It is commonly found gliding on the mud or weeds in ponds, where it engulfs its microscopic food by means of out-flowing lobes (PS). The food vacuole (FV) contains ingested food. From the contractile vacuole (CV) the waste matter is discharged. N is the nucleus, GR, granules.

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4), by J. Arthur Thomson
Published in 1922
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