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Protist

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noun

Any of a group of eukaryotic organisms belonging to the Kingdom Protista.


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Protists do not have much in common apart from a relatively simple organization. They may occur as unicellular, multicellular, coenocytic, or colonial organisms.

Protists include: (1) protozoa, the animal-like protists, (2) algae, the plant-like protists, and (3) slime moulds and water moulds, the fungus-like protists.


Word origin: Greek protiston -a meaning the (most) first of all ones. The term protista was coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866.

Related forms: protistan (adjective).
Derived terms: protistology.


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I need help determining what bacteria I have found on agar

... not a damn doorknob. Thanks for correcting my spelling error No pictures, no details. No info on medium, I am having like major brain farts, the protists has cilla on it, it might not be a protist, I have no clue. my teacher is asking some impossible from basically no information. Not to mention ...

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by echthroi
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:19 am
 
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... , maybe for the white one, as they are quite frequent, but there are many other possible. And I have no clue how you come to the conclusion of a protist (fungi/mold are also quite likely on this kind of swab), neither do I see what a fuzzy foot can be when it refers to anything else than a hobbit. ...

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by canalon
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:41 am
 
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Advantages of unicellular organisms over multi-cellular?

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plantae protist and diatoms evolution

plantae protist and diatoms evolution Do similarities between plantae protist and diatoms arise from convergent or divergent evolution? The attempt at a solution: Ithey are from convergent evolution, I know they are paraphyltic ...

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by yahman
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:30 pm
 
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