amoeba

Asked by rupal16 | 14th Jun, 2009, 12:58: PM

Expert Answer:

In Amoeba, the food is ingested at the point where it comes in touch with the cell surface.  Amoeba extends its pseudopodia around the food and completely covers the food in a process called phagocytocis. The food is then engulfed into the amoeba and digested by the enzymes contained in the amoeba's lysosomes. As the food is digested it exists in a structure called a food vacuole.

Answered by  | 15th Jun, 2009, 10:22: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.