how does amoeba obtain its food?
Amoeba consumes food with the help of pseudopodia. Pseudopodia are temporary finger-like projections of the cell surface, which fuse over the food particle. This results in the formation of a food vacuole.
It is inside this food vacuole that complex substances are broken down into simpler ones. These are then diffused into the cell cytoplasm. The remaining undigested material is thrown out of the cell surface.
Cell membrane of amoeba is flexible. With its help, amoeba engulfs food particles. The engulfed food particles passes into the bodyof amoeba as phagosome. Phogosomes combines with lysosomes to produce digestive or food vacuole. Digestion occurs in food vacuole. The digested food passes into surrounding cytoplasm. The undigested matter is thrown out of the body. All this happen by the process of endocytosis.
Basically Amoeba gets food by endocytosis.