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Protists:

  1. Animal-like protists
  2. Plant-like protists
  3. Fungus-like protists

 

Animal-like Protists

Phylum Ciliophora (Cilia bearing protists)

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  • Large organisms ~305 micrometers long
  • Important features:
  • Have 2 nuclei
  • Macronucleus (large)
  • Micronucleus (smaller)
  • Feed by forcing H2O into Gullet forming food vacuoles
  • Excrete wastes through anal pore
  • Excrete excess water through use of contractile vacuoles.

Phylum Sporozoa

Plasmodia Lifecycle

 

Plasmodia inside liver cell

 

Phylum Sarcodina (Protists with false feet)

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Plant-like Protists

Single Cellular Algae

Examples:

Diatoms

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euglena

Multicellular Algae

Red Algae 

Fungus like Protists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cellular Slime mold life cycle


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Last Updated: March 20, 2005