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Chapter 4 - Protists and Fungi

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protistone-celled or many-celled eukaryotic organism that can be plantlike, animal-like, or funguslike
algaechlorophyll-containing, plantlike protists that produce oxygen as a result of photosynthesis
flagellumlong, thin, whiplike structure of some protists that helps them move through moist or wet surroundings
protozoanone-celled, animal-like protist that can live in water, soil, and living and dead organisms
ciliashort, threadlike structures that extend from the cell membrane of a ciliate and allow the organism to move quickly
pseudopodtemporary cytoplasmic extensions used by some protists to move about and trap food
hyphaemass of many-celled, threadlike tubes forming the body of a fungus
saprophyteorganism that feeds on dead or decaying tissues of other organisms
sporewaterproof reproductive cell of a fungus that can grow into a new organism
basidiumclub-shaped, reproductive structure in which club fungi produce spores
ascussaclike, spore-producing structure of sac fungi
buddingform of asexual reproduction in which a new, genetically-identical organism forms on the side of its parent
sporangiumround spore case of a zygote fungus
lichenorganism made up of a fungus and a green alga or a cyanobacterium
mycorrhizaenetwork of hyphae and plant roots that helps plants absorb water and minerals from soil

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