Platyamoeba sp.(1) (new species)

Platyamoeba sp.(1) 1: locomotive; 2: cell, changing the direction of movement
Scale bar: 20 mkm

  • Locomotive form flattened, markedly spatulate. No differentiated uroid. Sometimes short lateral ridges appear. Length in locomotion 17-25 mkm, breadth 7-11 mkm, L/B about 2.0
  • Single rounded vesicular nucleus, about 3 mkm in diameter, with a spherical central endosome about 1.5 mkm in diameter. In locomotive form the nucleus is always situated at the border between the granuloplasm and the hyaloplasm. One contractile vacuole. No cytoplasmic cristals. No cysts known.

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