- They can move or change shape by projections of their cytoplasm called pseudopodia (false feet).
- In tough conditions they can surround themselves with a hard, protective coating called a “cyst.”
Form and Function
- Single-celled, shape-shifting, free-living microorganism.
- Found most commonly in freshwater on decaying vegetation.
- “Amoeba” comes from the Greek word for “change” and refers to a particular genus or any organism with a similar appearance.
Location in the Zoo
Water Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza