What is the amoeboid movement?

Meghan Melvin Remlap, AL

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Jennifer Evans

Amoeboid means of or resembling an amoeba, especially in changeability of form and means of locomotion.

Amoeboid movement is a crawling-like type of movement accomplished by protrusion of cytoplasm of the cell involving the formation of pseudopodia. The cytoplasm slides and forms a pseudopodium in front to move the cell forward. This type of movement has been linked to changes in action potential; the exact mechanism is still unknown.

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