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protist

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Amoeba
a type of protist characterized by great flexibility and the presence of psuedopods
Autotroph
an organism that makes its own food
Binary Fission
a form of sexual reproduction in single-celled organism by which one cell divides into two cells of the same size
Chloroplast
holds the chlorophyll and needed for photosynthesis
Cilla
hairlike projections that extend from the plasma membrane and are used for movement
Colony
a group of volvox together are called this
contractile Vacuole
saclike organell that expand to collect excess water and contact to squeeze the water out of the cell (like our bladder does with urine)
Euglena
a protist that has single flagellum to move itself and can obtain its nutrients by photosynthesis
Eukaryotes
cells with nucleus's
Eye Spot
an area on a protist that is sensitive to the amount of light in the environment
Vacuole
cells organelle that stores materials such as water, salts, proteins, and waste
Flagelum
long, whiplike structure that helps a cell to move
Food Vaculole
storage of food in a protist
gullet
in protozoa, an opening into which the mouth pore opens and stores the food
Heterotrophic
an organism that cannot make it's own food and eats other things
Nucleus
a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
Oral Groove
the mouth of a paramecium
Paramecium
Eukaryotic cell with an oral groove, gullet, and anal pore
Photosynthesis
a process that uses sunlight to make energy
Protists
unicellular eukaryotes; must live in a wet environment; can be plantlike or animal like
Pseudopod
a false foot
Volvox
colony of green algae, resembling a hollow ball

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