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Biology - Unit 4

Protists

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Some protists move by temporarily extending a projection of the cytoplasm called a _____. pseudopod
Protists that move by long, whip-like projections called flagella
A specialized vacuole found in some protists that pumps water out of the cell contractile vacuole
Photosynthetic algae that have cell walls made of silicon. These organisms are important producers in aquatic ecosystems. diatoms
Protists that function both as producers & consumers. They have two flagella and red eyespots! Euglenas
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
Type of locomotion that involves tiny hairs beating in unison. Found in some protists, for example: paramecium. cilia