Freshwater amoeba. Mayorella??

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Freshwater amoeba. Mayorella??

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In this video we observe a small freshwater amoeba
It measures about 55um (0.55mm) length.
It has only one nucleus and has eaten a diatom.
We suppose that it belongs to the genre Mayorella
Found it in the 'Cañada Bentancor', 1 km at west of the km 98 of Route 3,
Department of San José - Uruguay - South America.
Phase contrast.
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anucEzT0rK4
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carlos

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Hi Carlos,

Yes, it is a Mayorella species!

Cheers,
Ferry

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Post by carlos.uruguay »

Thank you so much Ferry!!!
Can you look at this post and confirm if it is Saccamoeba?
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... hp?t=22060
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Yes, it's a Saccamoeba. It has very irregularly shaped crystals, very unusual, but large crystals are common in this genus.

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Thank you very much Ferry for your always generous help
carlos

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