What is the mode of nutrition in amoeba? With the help of a diagram, show how amoeba obtains its nutrition?

An amoeba is a unicellular organism.

The cell membrane is a thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the amoeba that allows some substances to pass into the cell and blocks other substances.

Amoeba follows holozoic nutrition, which takes place in organisms that take solid or liquid food inside their body.

They do not have any specialized organ for nutrition, so they obtain their food by the process of endocytosis, and the entire process is carried through the body surface with the help of pseudopodia which is a false foot.

They fuse over food particles resulting in the formation of food vacuole. Inside the food vacuole, the complex structure of the food is broken down into simpler substances, which then diffuse into the cytoplasm.

The remaining undigested food materials are moved to the surface of the cell and thrown out.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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