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Paramecium: parts and life functions (Mr. Lipton)

Parts of a paramecium and how they perform their life functions
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Ingestion
cilia beat food into oral groove
Locomotion
cilia beat like oars, move in a corkscrew fashion
Digestion
occurs in the food vacuoles
Respiration
O2 enters through cell membrane
Excretion (solid)
anal pore
Excretion (liquid)
pumped out through the contractile vacuoles
Excretion (gas)
CO2 goes out through the membrane
Sensitivity
go to light and away from heat
Growth
paramecium take in food to perform ___
Reproduction
asexual/fission (split in half)
Trichosysts
poison darts in the membrane
Conjugation
when 2 paramecium join at the oral groove, each exchanges some of its DNA so that both are now a bit different
Oral Groove
takes in water and food
food vacuoles
bubles of food that float around in a paramecium
contractile vacuoles
pump out unwanted liquid
anal pore
gets rid of solid wastes
Macronucleus
performs bodily functions
Micronucleus
performs only during reproduction
cilia
pump water/food into oral groove
cell membrane
what oxygen and carbon dioxide enter/exit through