Amoeba Obtain Its Food By


Amoeba envelops its food through the process of endocytosis or phagocytosis, where pseudopodia is created by flexibility of the plasma membrane.

The pseudopodia is the temporary arm-like projection in amoeba that helps collect the nutrition, alter its size and shape and acts as an organ of locomotion.

Amoeba takes in food using temporary finger-like extensions of the cell surface which fuse over the food particle forming a food-vacuole. Inside the food vacuole, complex substances are broken down into simpler ones which then diffuse into the cytoplasm. The remaining undigested material is moved to the surface of the cell and thrown out.Β The complete phagocytosis process includes intake, digestion , absorption, assimilation, and egestion process.



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