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Science 7 - Ch. 8

Chapter 8 Protists and Fungi

TermDefinition
protist a member of a group of eukaryotic organisms, which have a membrane bound nucleus
algae a plant-like protist that produce food through photosynthesis using light energy and carbon dioxide
diatom a type of microscopic plantlike protists with a hard outer wall
protozoans protists that resemble tiny animals
cilia the short hairlike structures that grow on the surface of some protists
paramecium a protist with cilia and two types of nuclei
amoeba is a common sarcodine with an unusual adaptation for movement and getting nutrients
pseudopod a temporary "foot" that forms as the organism pushes part of its body outward
hyphae long thread like structures of fungi that absorb minerals and water
mycelium the hyphae create a network called this
basidia reproductive structures that produce sexual spores
ascus the reproductive structure where spores develop on sac fungi
zygosporangia these form when the fungus undergoes sexual reproduction
mycorrhiza the roots of the plant and the hyphae of the fungi weave together to form this structure
lichen a structure formed when fungi and certain other photosynthetic organisms grow together
Created by: HOMSSeminar