The single cell amoeboid phase of the life cycle of the slime mold Dictyostelium discoidium moves over the substrate by generating cytoplasmic outgrowths known as pseudopodia. In this time lapse movie, the movement of an amoeba has been captured using differential interference microscopy which enhances the contrast of living material. The movie suggests that the amoeba propels itself not only by generating pseudopodia, but by anchoring itself against the substrate with transient feet termed eupodia.
See Y. Fukui and S. Inoue 1997 Amoeboid movement anchored by eupodia, new actin-rich feet in Dictyostelium. Cell Motil Cytoskel 36:339-354.
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