Step aside, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Here’s a story about an organism that dramatically transforms itself when it’s under stress. It turns from a lethargic amoeba into a sprightly, two-armed swimmer.This unlikely single-celled creature is named Naegleria gruberi. It lives in the dirt, under the eucalyptus trees, on the University of California, Berkeley campus.
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