The Case of the Mistaken Amoeba

From Journey to the Microcosmos.

Today we’re exploring the intriguing Ouramoeba vorax. Or wait… is it Amoebophilus simplex? Let’s figure that out together by diving into some history!

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SOURCES:
https://archives.upenn.edu/exhibits/penn-people/biography/joseph-mellick-leidy
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/16779#page/72/mode/1up
https://link.springer.com/article/10.2478/s11756-011-0064-8
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240435107_Infection_of_Mayorella_penardi_Gymnamoebia_in_oak-hornbeam_forest_soil_by_the_ectoparasitic_fungus_Amoebophilus_simplex_Zygomycota