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Protists Vocab

Protists and Fungi Vocab.

algae plantlike protist that produce oxygen as a result of photosynthesis.
ascus saclike, spore-producing structure of sac fungi.
basidium club-shaped reproductive structure in which club fungi produce spores.
budding form of asexual reproduction in which a new, gentically-identical organism forms on the side of its parent.
cilia short, threadlike structures that extend from the cell membrane of a ciliate and enable it to move quickly.
flagellum long, whiplike structure that helps organisms move through wer or moist surroundings.
hyphae mass of many-celled threadlike tubes forming the body of a fungus.
mycorrhizae network of hyphae and plant roots that help plants absorb water and minerals from soil.
protist one- or many-celled eukaryotic organism that can be plantlike, animal-like, or funguslike.
protozoan one-celled animal-like protist that can live in water, soil, and living and dead organisms.
pseudopod temporary cytoplasmic extensions used by some protists to move about and trap food.
saprophyte organism that uses dead organisms as a food source and helps recycle nutrients so they are available for use by other organisms.
sporangium round spore case of a zygote fungus.
spore waterproof reproductive cell of a fungus that can grow into a new organism.
Created by: ecstiglich