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Amoeba (Protozoa) Movies

Amoeba Video No. 1 - A shape-shifting amoeba looks like it's filled with confetti as it slides across the microscope field; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 400x with a playing time of 37.3 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (11.1 MB).

Amoeba Video No. 2 - An amoeba engulfs a food item in a process called phagocytosis; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 400x with a playing time of 21.8 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (8.28 MB).

Amoeba Video No. 3 - Pseudopodia, or false feet, extend and retract as this amoeba moves across the microscope field; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 16.6 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (3.27 MB).

Amoeba Video No. 4 - An amoeba extends its pseudopodia like tentacles as it moves through the water; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 200x with a playing time of 18.6 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.87 MB).

Amoeba Video No. 5 - The jellylike cytoplasm of this amoeba can be observed as it flows through the organism; under darkfield illumination at a magnification of 400x with a playing time of 16.6 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (4.61 MB).

Amoeba Video No. 6 - Streaming pseudopodia fill the microscope field as this amoeba travels through a busy microscopic environment; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 400x with a playing time of 26.2 seconds. Choose a playback format that matches your connection speed: 28.8k (modem), 56.6k (modem), or T1/Cable/DSL, or download this video clip in MPEG format (8.64 MB).

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