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Chapter 8

algae chlorophyll-containing, plantlike protists 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, genetically-identical organism forms on the side of its parent
cilia in protists, short, threadlike structures that extend from the cell membrane of ciliate and enable the organism to move quickly
flagellum long, thin, whiplike structure that helps organisms move through moist or wet surroundings
hyphae mass of many-celled, threadlike tubes forming the body of a fungus
lichen organism made up of a fungus and a green alga or a cyanobacterium
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 funguslike
protozoan one-celled, animal-like protist that can live in water, soil, and living and dead organisms
pseudopod temporary cytoplasmic extension used by so me 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, a haploid cell produced in the gametophyte stage that can divide by mitosis to form plant structures or an entire plant or can develop into sex cells
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