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The long subpseudopodia of amoebas of the suborder Acanthopodina, order Amoebida.
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Acanthamoeba were characterized according to cyst (wrinkle double walled) and trophozoites (Acanthopodia
and Pseudopodia) morphology.
When moving, amoebae formed cytoplasmic projections such as wide lamellae and acanthopodia
of diverse size and thickness which contain a significant amount of actin.
The name Acanthamoeba comes fromthe presence of fine spine-like structures or acanthopodia
projecting outward from the surface of the body .