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Homewood Biology

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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