Comprehensive Description

Description of Vahlkampfia

Heterolobosea without flagellated stage described in life cycle. Cysts with or without gelatinous coat. One species only reported to have excystment pores. Many species.
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.75 - 0.75
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Vahlkampfia is a genus of amoeboids in Heterolobosea.[1]


  1. ^ "The Amoebae". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved June 25, 2009. 

Further Reading[edit]

Brown, Susan; De Jonckheere, Johan F. (Feb. 25, 1999). "A reevaluation of the amoeba genus Vahlkampfia based on SSUrDNA sequences". European Journal of Protistology 35 (1):49-54.doi:10.1016/S0932-4739(99)80021-2

Gonzalez-Robles, Arturo; Salazar-Villatoro, Lizbeth; Gonzalez-Lazaro, Monica; Omana-Molina, Maritza; Martinez-Palomo, Adolfo (January 2012). "Vahlkampfia sp: Structural observations of cultured trophozoites". Science Direct 130 (1): 86–90. doi:10.1016/j.exppara.2011.10.009. 

Maeda, Yasuo; Mayanagi, Taira; Amagai, Aiko (March 2009). "Folic Acid is a Potent Chemoattractant of Free-living Amoebae in a New and Amazing Species of Protist, Vahlkampfia sp.". Zoological Science 26 (3): 179–186. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 

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