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protist any of various one-celled organisms, classified in the kingdom Protista, that are either free-living or aggregated into simple colonies and that have diverse reproductive and nutritional modes, including the protozoans, eukaryotic algae, and slime molds
contractile vacuole A specialized vacuole of eukaryote cells, especially protozoa, involved in osmoregulation, i.e. it allows the flow of water from the cytoplasm and then discharges this externally by the opening of a permanent narrow neck
pipgent a coloring matter in animals and plants especially in a cell or tissue
protozoan any of a phylum or subkingdom (Protozoa) of chiefly motile and heterotrophic unicellular protists
spore A dormant, reproductive cell formed by certain organisms. It is thick-walled and highly resistant to survive under unfavorable conditions so that when conditions revert to being suitable it gives rise to a new individual.
pseudopod a temporary protrusion of the protoplasm, as of certain protozoans, usually serving as an organ of locomotion or prehension.
cillia minute hairlike organelles, identical in structure to flagella, that line the surfaces of certain cells and beat in rhythmic waves, providing locomotion to ciliate protozoans and moving liquids along internal epithelial tissue in animals.
algae any of numerous groups of chlorophyll-containing, mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms ranging from microscopic single-celled forms to multicellular forms
amoeba protozoans with pseudopods
paramecium protozoans with cilia
plasmodium protozoans that are parasites
giardia protozoans with flagellum
euglenoids green unicellular algae can be both heterotrophic and autotrophic
dinoflagellates unicellular algae has hard outer shell glows in dark can be many colors
diatoms unicellular protist they move by oozing out chemical from their shell over time they produce a layer of coarse substance called diatomaceous earth
red algae most are multicellular sea weeds carrageenan and agar are extracted from the red algae used in product such as ice cream and conditioner
brown algae brown algae is generally called brown algae the share many features with plants
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