How Does An Amoeba Obtain Its Food?

Amoeba also called as amoeboid. They are microscopic, unicellular, eukaryotic organisms mostly found near the ponds and lakes. These eukaryotic organisms consist of nucleus, cytoplasm, food vacuoles and finger-like projections called pseudopodia.

The pseudopodia are the temporary arm-like projection in amoeba which helps in capturing its food, in changing its size and shape and also as a locomotion organ.

An Amoeba obtains its food by holozoic mode of nutrition and the process is called as the phagocytosis. The complete process of phagocytosis and this includes – Ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation and egestion.

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