Amoeba digests its food in the _______.

Answer: food vacuole

Using temporary finger-like extensions of the cell surface, Amoeba takes in food that fuses over the food particle that forms a food vacuole. Complex compounds are broken down into simpler ones within the food vacuole, which then diffuse into the cytoplasm. The residual undigested material is transferred to the cell’s surface and thrown out.

  • Ingestion: When a food particle is near the Amoeba, it forms temporary finger-like projections called pseudopodia around the food particle and engulfs it.
  • Digestion: The food is digested in the food vacuole with the help of enzymes.
  • Absorption: It is then absorbed in the cytoplasm of the Amoeba by diffusion.

Was this answer helpful?


4 (20)


Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for information about it.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published.





App Now