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Science vocab #8130

protozoan An animal-like protist.
pseudopod A "false foot" or temporary bulge of the cell membrane used for feeding and movement in some protozoans.
contractile vacuole The cell structure that collects extra water from the cytoplasm and then expels it from the cell.
cilia The hairlike projections on the outside of the cells that move in a wavelike manner.
symbiosis A close relationship between two organisms in which at least one of the organisms benefits.
mutualism A type of symbiosis in which both partners benefit from living together.
spore A tiny cell that is able to grow into a new organism.
algae A plantlike protist.
pigment A chemical that produces color.
algal bloom The rapid growth of a population of algae.
red tide An algal bloom that occurs in salt water.
eutrophication The buildup over time of nutrients in freshwater lakes and ponds that leads to an increase in the growth of algae.
hypha One of many branching, threadlike tubes that make up th body of a fungus.
fruiting body The reproductive hypha of a fungus.
budding A form of asexual reproduction of yeast in which a new yeast cell grows out of the body of a parent.
lichen The combination of a fungus and either an alga or an autotrophic bacterium that live together in a mutualistic relationship.
Created by: jcp8130