Foraminifera

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Pseudopodia (informally pseudopods or false feet) in foraminifera are invariably granuloreticulose; composed of very elongate extensions of the protoplasm which readily bifurcate and anastomose. Individual pseudopods are only slightly thicker than the plasmatic granules streaming within them. Commonly they have a more firm axis surround by a more fluid layer. The relatively more solid axis and granular streaming are the most characteristic features.
Pseudopodia (informally pseudopods or false feet) in foraminifera are invariably granuloreticulose; composed of very elongate extensions of the protoplasm which readily bifurcate and anastomose. Individual pseudopods are only slightly thicker than the plasmatic granules streaming within them. Commonly they have a more firm axis surround by a more fluid layer. The relatively more solid axis and granular streaming are the most characteristic features.
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The most important function of the pseudopods is in the capturing and digesting of prey, and in the expelling of debris. Other functions are in the constructs of tests, forming of protective cysts, and making temporary or semipermanent attachment to substrate.  
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The most important function of the pseudopods is in the capturing and digesting of prey, and in the expelling of debris. Other functions are in the construction of tests, forming of protective cysts, and making temporary or semipermanent attachment to substrate.
==== Foraminifera taxonomy ====
==== Foraminifera taxonomy ====

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