So, I have a serious question for you- do you believe in zombies? Well, not the rotting face green boney ones from the movies, but actual brain eaters. And one of the most real ones- the Amoeba cell. They can crawl into human's brains through the eyes and nose and and eat it. Creepy, right? Anyway, get ready to learn how these amazing creatures function, are structured, and


Did you know that the way an Amoeba eats is very significant compared to other cells. It slowly slinks over to it's prey and when it's close enough, it wraps its pseudopod (an Amoebas extension of cytoplasm) around its food and slowly consumes it, squeezing it into a small contained space until it suffers to death. Sounds fun? Anyway, Amoebas can be found in fresh water, salt water, and wet soil. And even on rare conditions, they can be found in a pool that is un-cleaned. (¨Amoebas¨- Grolier)So , the structure of an Amoeba plays a significant part in how it eats and where it lives.


Amoebas, believe it or not, are the size of pinheads. That’s pretty big for a cell, but pretty small to a human. They could fit into about a tablespoon of water. Amoebas are also constantly changing shape- which is why they are most commonly perceived as blobs. But no matter what shape they take, they always have bluntly round pseudopods, more commonly known as “lobopods”, which are made of endoplasm and ectoplasm.

How Amoebas Affect Us

The way that WE are affected by the beings are harsh to- Amoebaś crawl in the nose of the humans, and slowly make their way through their bodies. Once they've reached the brain, they DEVOUR it. Leaving the human to die. Which is considered a tragic death.


So as you can see- Amoebas are very complex creatures. I feel that they are important to know about so we can know the proper ways to protect ourselves from them. Amoebas can create more serious impacts on our lives then it looks like. But if we take proper precautions- they might not be as MUCH trouble as they seem.


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