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science vocab...ch 2

this will have the vocab from ch. 2 in the science book FROM BACTERIA TO PLANTS

algae plant like protists
ascus a saclike, spore-producing structure of sac fungi
basidium club shaped reproductive structure in which club fungi produces spores
budding form of asexual reproduction in which a new genetically identical organism forms on the side of its parent
cilia in protists, short , threadlike structures that extend from the cell membrane of a ciliate and enable the organism to move quickly
flagellum long, thin, whiplike structure that helps organisms move through wet or moist surroundings
hyphae mass of many celled, threadlike tubes forming the body of a fungus
mycorrhizae network of hyphae and plant roots that helps plants absorb water and minerals from soil
protist one or many celled eukaryotic organism that can be plantlike, animal-like, or fungus-like
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; in plants, haploid cells produced in the gametophyte stage that can divide by mitosis to form plant structures or an entire new plant or can develop into sex cells
Created by: kemilo