Homewood Biology

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Vocab terms

protozoa

single-celled protist that is heterotrophic

algae

photosynthetic, plant-like protists

zygospore

thick-walled protective structure that contains a zygote

diatoms

photosynthetic, unicellular protists with unique double shells

plasmodium

mass of cytoplasm that looks like oozing slime

sporangia

reproductive cells that produces spores

euglenoid

freshwater protist with 2 flagella

alternation of generations

alternation of sexual & asexual reproduction in some protists

pseudopodia

extensions of the cytoplasm, used for movement

kinetoplastids

unicellular heterotrophs that have at least 1 flagellum, some have thousands

cilia

tightly packed rows of short hair-like flagella, used for movement

amoeba

protists that move by pseudopodia

sporozoite

infective stage of the plasmodium; infects liver & produces merozoites

merozoite

second stage of the malaria life cycle; infects red blood cells & divide rapidly

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