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  Amoeba Music > Store Locations
Amoeba SF is a meeting place where musicians, DJs, collectors and artists of all kinds can get together and stay up on the scene.
Like the tiny amoeba, the single-celled source of life, we are independent, but we absorb all influences and grow and change.
Amoeba and the Amoeba Music mark and logo are trademarks of Amoeba Music Inc.
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  Rare but deadly amoeba infection hard to prevent - CNN.com
All were believed by health officials to have contracted an infection from the amoeba from swimming in warm, freshwater lakes, rivers or natural springs.
Symptoms of the amoeba's rampage begin 1 to 14 days after infection and resemble the flu.
Although exposure to the amoeba is usually fatal, Sherin says a cocktail of drugs can fight the amoeba if administered in time.
www.cnn.com /2007/HEALTH/10/04/amoeba.lake/index.html?section=cnn_latest   (897 words)

 Experts: Amoeba Doesn't Pose Health Risk -- amNY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The amoeba is usually found in surface water such as rivers and lakes.
The amoebas enter the body through the nose and travel to the brain, where they feed until the person dies.
The amoeba lives in soil and is often present in warm bodies of water, particularly hot springs and lakes.
amny.com /news/health/ats-ap_health17oct05,0,35806.story?track=rss   (626 words)

  Amoeba (Ameba) Printout - Enchanted Learning Software
Amoebas live in fresh water (like puddle and ponds), in salt water, in wet soil, and in animals (including people).
The amoeba "breathes" using this membrane - oxygen gas from the water passes in to the amoeba through the cell membrane and carbon dioxide gas leaves through it.
Diet: Amoebas eat algae, bacteria, plant cells, and microscopic protozoa and metazoa - some amoebas are parasites.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/protists/amoeba.shtml   (222 words)

  Amoeba - New World Encyclopedia Preview
Amoeba (also spelled ameba) is a genus of protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopods (false feet), and is well-known as a representative unicellular organism.
Because of their simplistic nature, amoebas are often referenced in discussions of evolution, as those advocating design, question how organisms as simple as amoebas can evolve by accident or chance to the great complexity seen in life today.
Amoebas, in the narrowest sense of the word (the genus), are found in freshwater, typically on decaying vegetation from streams, but are not especially common in nature.
www.newworldencyclopedia.org /preview/Amoeba   (941 words)

 Amoeba - MSN Encarta
Amoeba, any of a group of unicellular organisms characterized by their locomotive method of extending cytoplasm outward to form pseudopodia (false feet).
Amoebas are considered the most primitive animals and are classified in the kingdom Protista.
Chemical stimuli from smaller organisms, the amoeba's food, induce the formation of pseudopodia, pairs of which envelop the organism, at the same time forming a cavity, or vacuole.
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 amoeba proteus
When the amoeba has two or three pseudopodia probing around the tips of those that are to be retracted become a gel forcing the cytoplasm back into the main cell body and pushed into the new leading pseudopodium.
Amoebas capture their prey by surrounding it with their pseudopodia and engulfing it into a vacuole full of water.
In reality various parts of the amoeba are touching a surface and some parts are free of any surface, so the animal tends to creep along by dropping a pseudopodium here and there and pulling its self along by gripping the substratum.
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 Protist Kingdom
The habitat of the amoeba is the mud and water of ponds and ditches.
Amoeba are simple animals and their whole surface is in contact with the water that surrounds them and which contains oxygen.
As the amoeba uses up oxygen on the inside, the concentrate of oxygen lowers, so there is less on the inside than in the water outside.
www.zephyrus.co.uk /protistkingdom.html   (312 words)

 amoeba - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Amoeba, any of a group of unicellular organisms characterized by their locomotive method of extending cytoplasm outward to form pseudopodia (false...
Radiolaria, class of protistan life forms (Protista) in the class Sarcodina, which also includes the amoeba and the foraminifera.
amoeba, bacteriophage, bacterium, botulinum, candida, ciliate, coccus, E. coli, flagellate, listeria, mycoplasma, protozoan, rhizopod, salmonella,...
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 Protozoa: Amoebae: Naked. An introduction to amoebae with photomicrographs.
These are the classic amoebae of the general biology textbooks, and part of the intention of this collection of photomicrographs and observations is to dispel the notion that an amoeba is a shapeless blob of animated jelly, randomly engulfing objects it happens upon en route to nowhere in particular.
It has been known for a long time that the general direction of an amoeba's movement is a chemotaxic response to concentration gradients of nutrient (and other) substances in the surrounding water, and that most amoebae maintain a fairly definite shape, with a recognizable front and back end, during all of their activities.
The amoeba on the right (with large contractile vacuole) is in the act of ingesting the cells -- the one on the left has already ingested several algae of a similar kind which can be seen in its food vacuoles.
www.micrographia.com /specbiol/protis/homamoeb/amoe0100.htm   (1121 words)

 Amoeba Information
Amoeba is a genus of protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopods, and is well-known as a representative unicellular organism.
The word amoeba or ameba is variously used to refer to it and its close relatives, now grouped as the Amoebozoa, or to all protozoa that move using pseudopods, otherwise termed amoeboids.
Amoeba itself is found in freshwater, typically on decaying vegetation from streams, but is not especially common in nature.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Amoeba   (410 words)

Amoeba is available free to researchers and educators and for special commercial prices and conditions to corporate, government and other users.
In the Amoeba model a capability is just a number that is generated by a server when it first receives a request for object creation form the client.
The RPC mechanism in Amoeba is setup in such a way that if a client a does not receive a reply form the server within a certain it times and then resends the request.
www.cs.rice.edu /~qasem/papers/amoeba_paper.html   (1870 words)

 Applying Amoeba to Increase Profit
Once the amoeba finds a high-profit region, it is compelled to shrink its simplex, and it is completely blind to the ever-diminishing profits that occur throughout that simplex.
The amoeba algorithm can be improved considerably for this application by having it occasionally resample previously sampled points and by conditionally expanding its simplex from time to time.
Leakage is thwarted because the modified amoeba briefly lowers its prices to recapture disenfranchised consumers, and then raises them again to enjoy increased profits from consumers who have learned again to appreciate the value of the producer's wares.
www.research.ibm.com /infoecon/paps/html/amec99_bundle/node9.html   (1029 words)

Amoeba is a chess variant played on an 9x8 board with 64 squares.
Eight of the spaces are empty and adjacent squares may slide into the empty spaces, thus altering the shape of the board.
Eight-Stone Chess is Amoeba with the empty spaces represented by stones on the board.
www.gamerz.net /pbmserv/amoeba.html   (767 words)

 How to identify an amoeba: brief introduction
All amoebae are capable to float, and due to the existing of floating forms it is impossible to subdivide amoebae into “benthic” and “planctonic” species in water habitats.
For smaller amoebae and amoebae which are maintained on the agar without overlay, wash of cells from the dish with the drop of respective media, place the drop on the object slide, close with coverslip and observe immediately.
This is characteristic for amoebae of fan-shaped, dactylopodial and paramoebian morphotypes.
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 Amoeba - Biography - AOL Music
Amoeba was one of the results of a multi-decade on-again, off-again collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Rick Davies and ambient composer Robert Rich.
Indeed, his musical aspirations reached all of the way back into childhood, when he was fascinated by the rhythms and textures of sounds in the world around him (croaking frogs, ventilator shafts, etc.) and built his first synthesizer from a kit at the age of 13.
The second album produced by Amoeba, Watchful, was a masterpiece of collective work by Davies and Rich.
music.aol.com /artist/amoeba/210855/biography   (385 words)

Amoeba’s synthesizer works a little differently than those you may be familiar with.
Amoeba will access each voice dynamically, that is, it will utilize whichever voice out of the four is available as needed.
Amoeba will take random samples of the audio file and play them back according to some user defined parameters.
www.sineqube.com /amoeba.html   (1166 words)

 Nikon MicroscopyU Movie Gallery: Amoeba (Protozoan)
Amoeba Video No. 1 - An amoeba engulfs a food item in a process called phagocytosis; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 400x with a playing time of 20.8 seconds.
Amoeba Video No. 2 - Pseudopodia, or false feet, extend and retract as this amoeba moves across the microscope field; under phase contrast illumination at a magnification of 100x with a playing time of 15.5 seconds.
Amoebas are primitive organisms characterized by their flowing movements, extending cytoplasm outward to form pseudopodia (false feet); this type of movement is considered to be the most primitive form of animal locomotion.
www.microscopyu.com /moviegallery/pondscum/protozoa/amoeba   (213 words)

 Bolivia Information: Amebiasis, Amoeba, Dysentery
Amebiasis is easily dealt with by drugs, but if untreated it can lead to abscesses of the liver, the lungs and, less frequently, the heart; rarely, it may even reach and damage the brain.
An amoeba, a single-celled organism lacking internal organs, is shown approaching a much smaller paramecium, which it begins to engulf with large outflowings of its cytoplasm, called pseudopodia.
Flies may carry the cysts to spread the amoeba from the feces of infected persons to food.
www.redfish.to /bolivia/amoebas/amoebas.html   (562 words)

 Deadly amoeba infiltrates Tucson water - UPI.com
The potentially lethal amoeba was blamed last month for the death of a teenager who had been swimming in Lake Havesu and is not considered a threat to Tucson’s chlorinated drinking water.
Health officials were somewhat surprised to find the amoeba in underground water supplies, the Arizona Star said, since the microscopic critter is generally only found in rivers and lakes.
One theory is that the use of biodegradable lubricants on the water system’s pumps has produced an underground source of food for the amoeba, which normally lives on bacteria.
www.upi.com /NewsTrack/Top_News/2007/10/05/deadly_amoeba_infiltrates_tucson_water/4905   (290 words)

 Amoebas are more than just blobs
Amoebas have a single cell that appears to be not much more than cytoplasm held together by a flexible cell wall.
Amoeba possess a kind of inner structure that defines their range of forms.
The 'looks' of amoebas are a result of their so-called 'pseudopodia' (false feet) that come in several types.
www.microscopy-uk.org.uk /mag/artsep01/amoeba.html   (814 words)

 Amoeba - MP3s, Downloads, Music Videos, Album Discography & Reviews - MOG
Amoeba, amœba, or ameba is a genus of protozoa that moves by means of temporary projections called pseudopods, and is well-known as a representative unicellular organism.
The word amoeba or ameba is variously used to refer to it and its close relatives, now grouped as the Amoebozoa, or to all protozoa that move using pseudopods, otherwise termed amoeboids.
Amoeba itself is found in freshwater, typically on decaying vegetati...
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 Amoeba. Amoeboae form a group of the single-celled organisms called Protozoa.
In the middle of the cell, surrounded by the protoplasm, is the nucleus, a body which can be thought of as the blueprint for the organization of the cell's activity.
If an amoeba is cut in two the half with the nucleus may survive and reproduce; the other moves around for a while but cannot digest its food, and when its reserves are gone it dies.
The name amoeba is applied not only to members of the genus Amoeba but to a range of different types of Protozoa with pseudopodia living in the sea, in fresh water, in damp soil and in the bodies of larger animals.
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Amoeba proteus is a so called "giant amoeba", being large compared to the huge number of other genera generally considered to belonging to the amoeba.
So far the relationship to other genera of amoeba is a bit of a mystery as little genetic information is known.
Amaral Zettler, L.A., Nerad, T.A., O'Kelly, C.J., Peglar, M.T., Gillevet, P.M., Silberman, J.D. and Sogin, M.L. "A molecular reassessment of the Leptomyxid amoebae." Protist 151, 275-282.
www.bms.ed.ac.uk /research/others/smaciver/amoeba.htm   (409 words)

 Exhibition of Movies on Protists
Also belonging to this group of protean organisms, are Thecamoebae (amoebae with protective shells), and Foraminifera, marine organisms and with a calcareous shell.
There are numerous kinds of amoebae, which differ in shape, dimensions and movement of the pseudopodia.
Observe the variation of the shape of the outline of the amoeba during phagocytosis.
www.funsci.com /fun3_en/protists/exhibition.htm   (1905 words)

 Amoeba - Information & News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Acanthamoeba polyphagam amoeba acts as an incubator for MRSA bacteria
As amoebae are often found in healthcare environments this discovery has implications for the infection control strategies adopted by hospitals.
Their surprising finding that Valium, as well as a "natural Valium" molecule found in human brains, causes the social amoeba to enter a dormant or "sleep" phase, may provide new insights into how cells in higher organisms, including humans, communicate with each other.
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Amoebas (sometimes spelled amebas or amoebae) are too small to be seen without a microscope, but they are commonly found in ponds and lakes.
Amoebas are characterized by their flowing movements, considered to be the most primitive form of animal locomotion, or movement.
An amoeba's single cell appears to be not much more than cytoplasm held together by a flexible cell membrane.
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 Distributed Operating System Amoeba - general
Amoeba users should not be concerned about the number of processors in the system, nor must they know the location of the other machines or servers (like the Filesystem server...).
Amoeba will decide which processor (or processors) are appropriate for the request, based on the current state of the system.
Amoeba is organized as a collection of objects (essentially abstarct data types), each with some number of operations that processes can perform on it.  Operations on an object are performed by sending a message to the object's server.Objects are created by processes and managed by the corresponding server.
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