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Gocevia

This amoeba is probably not a naked amoeba but is included here as is resembles other naked amoeba at the level of the light microscope.  At the E.M. a cuticle is observed similar to Trichospherium.  In morphology and locomotive habit, Gocevia resembles flabelate forms such as Vannella and Platypoda, except that the hyaline lamella totally surrounds the central cytoplamsic mass.  The cell glides forward without obvious change in cell shape.  The amoeba shown in the figure is from a freshwater pond in S.E. Scotland.

 

Described species
Gocevia fonbrunei (c 50mm in length) Forms cysts about 14mm in diameter.
Strains available
G. 
 
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