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Chapter 8

protist a member of a group of eukaryotic organisms, which have a membrane-bound nucleus
algae plantlike protists that produce food through photosynthesis using light energy and carbon dioxide.
diatom A type of microscopic plantlike protist with a hard outer wall
paramecium a protist with cilia and two types of nuclei
amoeba one common sarcodine with an unusual adaption for movement and getting nutrients by using a pseudopod
pseudopod a temporary ''foot'' that forms as the organism pushes part of its body outward
hyphae thread-like structures which absorb minerals and water
mycelium a network created by the hyphae
basidiocarp The part of the mushroom that grows above ground
zygosporania tiny stalks that form when the fungus undergoes sexual reproduction
lichen a structure formed when fungi and certain other photosynthetic organisms grow together
asexual reproduction type of reproduction in which exact copies are produced and populations can increase rapidly
protozoans common unicellular protists that resemble tiny animals and usually live in a wet environment
pellicle tough, rubbery cell coat that takes the place of a cell wall
holdfasts structures with a chemical-like glue that fastens them to rock
sarcodine protists that have no specific shape
sexual reproduction type of reproduction in which offspring are genetically different from their parents
dinoflagellate an organism that is a unicellular plantlike protist that has a flagella that makes it move by spinning and turning
paramecium a type of unusual unicellular green algae that comes together to form a sphere that has eyespots
water molds a fungus-like protist that lives as a parasite or feeds on dead organisms and often cause diseases in plants
club fungi the group of fungi that mushrooms belong to; they are named for their various shapes and characteristics
heterotrophs a fungi that cannot make their own food
euglenoid a unicellular plantlike protist with a flagellum at one end of its body without a cell wall
imperfect fungi the type of fungus that causes athlete's foot
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