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  • n. Plural form of amoeba.

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Examples

  • 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 ...

    Boing Boing

  • 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!

    Boing Boing

  • Neither a plant nor an animal, and once thought to be a fungus, most slime moulds are now considered more closely related to amoebae.

    Country diary: Northamptonshire

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sleep Deprivation

  • Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae.

    The Catastrophist

  • 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.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Fracking & Fukushima: More Obscene Than The Word They Sound Like

  • Fewer amoebae at any one moment, but they can live on into the future.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Fracking & Fukushima: More Obscene Than The Word They Sound Like

  • But if the amoebae learn to limit themselves and leave space for other life-forms, what emerges is an eco-system.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Fracking & Fukushima: More Obscene Than The Word They Sound Like

  • A US citizen marries a foreigner, an employer wants to hire a guy who can grow amoebae into microchips, etc.

    Matthew Yglesias » Climate Migration

  • 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.

    SuperCooperators

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