The Behavior of Amoebae

  • R. D. Allen
  • M. Haberey


The amoeba is said to be one of the simplest organisms to show behavior. By this I mean that its spontaneous activity is modified and modulated by changes in the environment. It responds adaptively to various kinds of physical and chemical stimuli and wages battle with both predators and prey. The behavior of amoebae is a subject about which far too little is known, but I shall try to summarize what knowledge we have and point out some interesting unsolved problems.


Cytoplasmic Streaming Amoeboid Movement Pseudopod Formation Potassium Bichromate Pseudopod Extension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Allen
    • 1
  • M. Haberey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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