fan shaped amoeba that sometimes takes on a reticulate form. Often
single nucleus but sometimes has more than one. The relationship
to other amoebae has been established recently (Amaral
Zettler et al, 2000), and
surprisingly Gephyramoeba is apparently most closely related to Filamoeba.
However a subsequence study indicates that the relationship is not
et al, 2003).
Despite being similar morphologically to the Rhizamoeba and Leptomyxa,
Gephyramoeba is not closely related to these genera.
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