Naked amoebae

Naked amoebae

They are microorganisms that move around through transitional organelles, known as pseudopodia (from the Latin pseudo=false; podes=feet), constituted by simple protoplasmic extensions that occur in any part of the body and assist in feeding, locomotion and phagocytosis. They are generally transparent and have no defined way, but when seen in star-shaped, indicate the stress suffered due to the manipulation of the sample in which they are. Because they do not compete for food, they only prevail in environments where it is offered in large quantities, as in the beginning of operation of an activated sludge system, and due to this fact are associated with bad clearance conditions. However, some genres are often seen in good quality systems.