IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

Description of Leucodictyon

Large marine meroplasmodial organism, with discrete masses of cell bodies giving rise to a reticulum of fine pseudopodia with extrusomes.Body masses aggregate while feeding. Cytoplasm of cell bodies contained within fine organic lorica. Extrusomes resemble those of some small filopodial amoebae (Mikrjukov & Mylnikov, 1995), mitochondrial cristae said to be tubular. Some nuclei with rod-like fibrous inclusions. Has a distributive stage with two flagella of dissimilar lengths. These stages may swim or glide. One species described from marine sites in Japan.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

biopedia

Source: BioPedia

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!