checklist of Gymnamoebia
List of all recognised species of Gymnamoebia (Lobosea).
Contains permanently increasing number of photographs,
descriptions, and references to the literature for species identification.
- Last updated: 05.01.2003. Contains 176 species names.
- Contains set of illustrations and description of 12 species.
- How to identify an amoeba - introduction.
This text gives basic information about the biology, observation and
routine laboratory methods of maintenace and study of amoebae. May be useful
as a sort of introduction to the topic.
- References to the main keys, books and amoebae-related
papers. My databases of amoebae-related references for
Ecology of amoebae in the bottom sediments.
Shows some results of 10-year monitoring study of amoebae fauna of a
freshwater lake. The biodiversity section contains 496 LM and TEM
images of 32 amoebae species. Supported with Otto Kinne
Foundation fellowship 1999-2000.
- Interactive Atlas
of Gymnamoebae. Part I. Thecamoebidae.
Only for Netscape 3.x and 4.x browsers. Contains about 320 LM and TEM images of all
known Thecamoebidae, species descriptions and exhaustive reference
lists to relevant literature. Supported with the RBRF grants 96-04-50858, 98-04-49815 and
CCAP (CEH WIndermere, UK).
- Links to other amoebae-related pages, protistological journals
and culture collections
Frequently Asked Questions (Instead of Introduction):
Question: What is it?
Answer: Personal web-site by
Alexey Smirnov dedicated to systematics, identification
and practical work with naked amoebae (Rhizopoda, Lobosea).
The site originated in 1999 as my online CV, then it grow up
to the personal web-page with references to other my projects. Further
accumulation of online materials resulted in the present web-site,
Q: Why was it done?
A: Descriptions of numerous amoebae species are very dispersed and
often are brief and incomlete. Many of them become bibliographical
raritets. There is an evident need in a kind of
widely available revision of amoebae species
to produce a sort of benchmark for further studies.
Web-page seems to be ideal for this purpose.
Q: What for?
A: To present my view on key questions in this field.
To help people who need to start the work with amoebae. To give basic,
but often missed information about these organisms.
All rights on the images on this web-page belong to A.Smirnov if other is not stated.
Images and data on this and related pages are free for personal
and educational, but not for reproduction,
web-publishing or any other commercial use. Please contact me in case you
wish to use or reproduce these images.