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HBio Protists

Protists are _______________, meaning they have a nucleus in their cells. eukaryotic
Protists are a group of misfits, meaning they are very ______________. diverse
Protists can be unicellular or ________________. multicellular
A type of asexual reproduction in protists and some fungi in which part of the adult pinches off and forms a new organism. Budding
Protists that resemble animals are ________________, meaning that they have to consume another organism to get their food/energy. heterotrophs
Protists that resemble plants are ________________, meaning that they can make their own food/energy. autotrophs
Protists that resemble fungi are ________________, meaning that they break down organic matter in order to obtain food/energy. decomposers
Plasmodium is a protist that causes the disease ______________. malaria
A rapid increase in the population of algae. Algal bloom
Protists can reproduce sexually or _______________. asexually
Any organism that causes disease. pathogen
Theory that suggests eukaryotes arose from prokaryotes. (Theory also provides evidence explaining the formation of mitochondria and chloroplasts). Endosymbiotic Theory
Extensions of cytoplasm that help some protists (like an amoeba) move around. pseudopod
Tiny hair-like structures that beat in unison to help some protists (like a paramecium) move around. cilia
A whip-like tail that beats back and forth to help some protists (like euglena) move around. flagellum
Created by: ballb