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Protist & Fungi

chap 11 vocab

Protist An organism that belongs to the kingdom Protista
Parasite An organism that feeds on an organism of another species (the host) and that usually harms the host; the host never benefits from the presence of the parasite
Heterotroph an organism that gets food by eating other organisms or their by products.
Host An organism from which a parasite takes food or shelter
Algae A eukaryotic organism that converts the sun's energy into food through photosynthesis but that do not have roots, stems or leaves
Phytoplankton The microscopic, photosynthetic organisms that float near the surface of marine or fresh water
Fungus The kingdom that includes organisms whose cells have nuclei, rigid cell walls, and no chlorophyll
Hypha A nonreproductive filament of a fungus
Mycelium A mass of fungal filaments, or hyphae, that form the body of a fungus
Spore A multicellular cell or cellular structure that is resistant to stressful environmental conditions and that can develop into an adult without fusing with another cell
Mold A fungus that looks like wool or cotton
Lichen A mass of fungal and algal cells that grow together in a symbiotic relationship and that are usually found on rocks or trees
Created by: lsvocab



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