- n. Plural form of amoeba.
“The amoebae in the Unikont group are more closely related to animals than they are to other so-called amoebae in the other groups, such as ...”
“Current molecular and morphological data support the hypothesis that eukaryotic diversity comprises five major supergroups: UNIKONTS, which include animals, the unicellular choanoflagellates, to which they are closely related, as well as fungi (mushrooms!) and a whole host of things called amoebae!”
“Neither a plant nor an animal, and once thought to be a fungus, most slime moulds are now considered more closely related to amoebae.”
“If you consider inviting people to come to the US cuz they can grow amoebae into microchips, but blocking them from citizenship for 15-20 years, to be a minor thing, well: you need to get out more.”
“Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae.”
“For example: an amoeba might gaily multiply itself into proliferous plurality, gobbling up all the sugary water in the vicinity -- until there is no more sugar and too many amoebae, who then all abruptly die.”
“Fewer amoebae at any one moment, but they can live on into the future.”
“But if the amoebae learn to limit themselves and leave space for other life-forms, what emerges is an eco-system.”
“A US citizen marries a foreigner, an employer wants to hire a guy who can grow amoebae into microchips, etc.”
“They graze their separate ways as individual amoebae and, when the going gets tough, club together to form a multicellular organism that has a remarkable ability to move and orient itself, even send out spores from atop a stalk created of cells that are willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good.”
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