What advantage does amoeba derive by changing its shape

The changing shape and the ability to form pseudopodia in every direction enables the Amoeba to move in all directions and engulf food from all the directions.

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Amoeba has many advantages by changing its shape. It can move and indigest its food with it and it can also save himself from his/her enemies.

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 Amoebas can change their shape for mobility, consuming food, and adapting to their environment. 


-They produce tentacle-like extensions called pseudopodia (meaning "false foot") to move through their environments. 

-When the encounter food they can 'grab' or push the particles towards them for phagocytosis (cell engulfing/eating of large particles).

-In open water an amoeba cell will form many pseudopodia in all directions as it floats; this allows it to sense things at all angles.

-During unfavorable conditions (such as cold or dry times) the amoeba will become a ball and secrete a protective membrane around itself to form a microbial cyst. The cell remains in this protected state until more favorable conditions arise; it can die if it's unable to emerge for a long period of time.

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Amoebas can change their shape for mobility, consuming food, and adapting to their environment.


 
-They produce tentacle-like extensions called pseudopodia (meaning "false foot") to move through their environments. 

-When the encounter food they can 'grab' or push the particles towards them for phagocytosis (cell engulfing/eating of large particles).

-In open water an amoeba cell will form many pseudopodia in all directions as it floats; this allows it to sense things at all angles.

-During unfavorable conditions (such as cold or dry times) the amoeba will become a ball and secrete a protective membrane around itself to form a microbial cyst. The cell remains in this protected state until more favorable conditions arise; it can die if it's unable to emerge for a long period of time.
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It helps him to caputer food Psedupodia.

                           Hope this will help.......

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the change in shape of ameoba helps it to capture its food by engulfing the food under pseudopodia.

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