Cells' War - Microbial World
Cells' war -microbial world-
Struggle for survival, ruthless competition, predator-prey interactions are intrinsic to any organism in nature, to unicellular organisms too.
I captured the predator-prey "hunting" interactions shown in the video between an amoeba (protozoan) and diatoms (silica "shelled" algae) a while ago from an environmental water sample .
I found fascinating and a bit "terrifying" the relentless amoeba search and selection of diatoms. It didn't ingested all diatoms it encountered. I would like to know why, wouldn't you?
Despite their hard silica cells, diatoms were easy prey for a soft -amorphous- amoeba cell.