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Synonyms for amoeba

naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion

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While the amoeba is recognized as a single cell, in truth it is a modified version of a bacterial community.
The Capsaspora owczarzaki amoeba uses many of the same tricks to switch its single-celled body between different life stages.
Diagnosis depends on clinical features positive history of contact with lake water and negative culture of bacteria viruses and fungi CSF detection of free living amoebas observation of amoeba in rhinopharyngeal cavity wash and testing with monoclonal antibodies2.
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So should the average person be worried about drinking brain-eating amoebas from the faucet?
Half a dozen single celled amoebas could fit inside a full stop and still have room to party.
Scientists reported in the journal PNAS that Megavirus probably infects amoebas, single-celled organisms that are floating free in the sea.
Further reports from the technician in the microbiology laboratory stated that he did note free moving amoebas in the fresh prep of the CSF.
A new study adds an even more surprising kind of farmer to that list: amoebas.
Using modern molecular techniques, the researcher showed that men from different regions are being infected by closely related amoebas.
A PAPER IN the January/February Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology dispels "the myths of intelligent design" by examining the evolution of amoebas and other unicellular organisms.
If we could understand why dysentery causes so much damage, it might be possible to develop treatments that would stop the amoebas from attacking the intestine.
In some cosmic mix-up, a few people have apparently acquired a DNA segment from amoebas and have simply lost the urge to learn and explore.
The first round primer pair, Para A & Para C, amplified all the PV amoebas tested with the exception of Pseudoparamoeba pagei CCAP 1566/2 and Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis ATCC 50172, whereas second round primer pair, Para B & Mullen B2, amplified all PV amoebae tested with the exception of Korotnevella hemistylolepis ATCC 50804.