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Amoebas Parasites Parasitology Classification identification Entamoemba
classification of parasitic and commensal amoebas
General Amoeba Characteristics
unicellular protozoans; microscopic creatures that aimlessly wander about in mud, water, and soil, and reproducing by binary fission.
Most are free-living, some are commensal and a few are parasitic.
7 species of Amoeba known to inhabit humans:
Iodamoeba butchlii (eyeodomeebah booshlee eye)
3 other genera of amoeba that can parasitize humans under specific conditions.
Characteristics of genus
Vesicular nucleus possessing a small karyosome near the center
Chromatin granules arranged around periphery of nucleus
Cytoplasm contains food vacuoles, lysosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, and ribosomes
in the trophozoites. 0.3 - 1 um in length with packaged RNA and ribosomes.