Protista

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A taxonomic kingdom comprised of protists, characterized by being eukaryotic and mostly single-celled


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Kingdom Protista is one of the five biological kingdoms in the formerly used taxonomic classification of organisms (proposed by Robert Whittaker).

Protists are grouped into animal-like (protozoa), plant-like (single-celled and some multicellular, eukaryotic algae), and fungus-like (i.e. slime molds and water molds).


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  • Brown, E G. 2009 Feb 2. Providencia Infections. New York (NY): WebMD LLC Medscape.com.

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