lobopodia


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lobopodia

[‚lō·bə′päd·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Broad, thick pseudopodia.
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In 2012, however, Petrie and Yamada showed that when fibroblasts migrate they can switch to a different movement strategy when placed in a three-dimensional matrix, using blunt protrusions called lobopodia.
What the researchers did not know was how these lobopodia were formed.
Walking cactus (lobopod fossil): Although this new species resembles more to a "walking cactus" than an animal at first glance, 'Diania cactiformis' belongs to an extinct group called the armoured Lobopodia, which had wormlike bodies and multiple pairs of legs.