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science ch.3


protist a eukaryotic organism that cannotbe classified as ananimal, plant, or fungus
protozoan an animal-like protist
pseudopod a "false foot" or temporary bulge of cytoplasm 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 hair like projections on the outside of the cells that move in a wavelike manner
symbiosis a close relationship between two organisms benefits
mutualism a type of symboisis in which both partners benefit from living together
algae plant like protist
pigment a chemical that produces color
spore a tiny cell that is able to grow into a new organism
algal bloom The rapid growth of a population of algae
red tide An algae bloom that occurs in salt water
eutrophication The bildup over time of nutrients in freshwater lakes and ponds that leads to an increase in the growth of algae
fungi A eukaryoitic organism that has cell walls, uses spores to reproduce, and is a heterotroph that feeds by absorbing its food
hyphae The branching, threadlike tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi
fruiting body The reproductive sturcture of a fungus that contains many hypae and produces spores
budding A form of asexual reproduction of yeast in which a new cell grows out of the body of a parents
lichen The combination of a fungus and either an alga or an auitrophic bacterium that live together in a mutualistic relationship
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