Fig. 6: Formation of Pseudopods by Rearrangement of Actin Molecules

Following attachment, polymerization and depolymerization of actin molecules send pseudopods out to engulf the bacterium and place it in a vesicle called a phagosome.

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Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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