Amoeba

Two Types Of Cytoplasm In The Amobea

There are two types of cytoplasm in the ameba , the darker cytoplasm toward the iunterior of the protozoan is endoplasm , and the clearer cytoplasm that is found near the cell membrane is called ectoplasm. By pushing the endoplasm toward the cell memebrane , the ameba causes it`s body to extend and creep along . It is also by this method that the ameba consumes its food . The pseudopodia extend out and wrap around a food particle in a process call phagocytosis. The food is then engulfed into the ameba and digested by the enzymes contained in the ameba`s lysosomes . As the food is digested it exists in a structure called a food vacuole