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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 34.2 November 2022

Testate amoebae – a beginner’s guide to a fascinating microworld

By - David M. Wilkinson

Testate amoeba are a group of shelled protists, just a small part of a huge diversity of microscopic life. David M. Wilkinson delves into this microscopic world to demonstrate how these organisms exhibit complex ‘behaviour’, and to explore their ecology and uses in scientific monitoring.

France in the early 19th century – Léon Leclerc was making use of the recent improvements in microscope design to look at pond samples. Leclerc was a man of many interests, not only in natural history but also in fruit-growing, local politics and languages (including Chinese).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist