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Protists and Fungi Review Vocabulary

protozoan an animal like protist
pseudopod a temporary bulge of the cytoplasm used for feeding and movement
spore a tiny cell that is able to grow into a new cell
contractile vacuole structure that collects excess water and expels it from a cell.
cilia hairlike projections of ciliates that are used to sweep in food and move
algae plantlike protists
symbiosis close relationship between two species where at least one of the species benefits
mutualism a form of symbiosis that benefits both species
pigment a chemical that produces color
protist a eukaryote that cannot be classified as an animal, plant, or fungus
algal bloom rapid growth of a population in algae
red tide an algal bloom that occurs in saltwater
eutrophication a process in nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous, build up in a lake/pond over time, causing an increase in algae growth.
lichen consists of the mutualistic relationship of a fungus and either algae or autotrophic bacteria.
hyphae one of the branching, threadlike tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi
budding a form of asexual reproduction in yeast that does not require the production of spores
fruiting bodies a structure that produces the spores of a fungus
fungi eukaryotes that have cell walls and are heterotrophs
Created by: KatieM23