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PELOMYXA

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 71 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PELOMYXA, so named by R. Greeff, a genus of Lobose Rhizopoda (q.v.), naked, muitinucleate, with very blunt rounded pseudopodia, formed by eruption (see AMOEBA), often containing peculiar vesicles (glycogen?), and full of a symbiotic bacterium. It inhabits the ooze of decomposing organic matter at the bottom of ponds and lakes.
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