The Kingdom Protista. It’s A Small World!. Click here to see a live protist .
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The Kingdom Protista
It’s A Small World!
Click here to see a live protist
When we were a soft amoeba, in ages past and gone, Ere you were the Queen of Sheba and I King Solomon Alone and undivided, we lived a life of sloth Whatever you did I did; one dinner served us both. Anon came separation, by fission and divorce, A lonely pseudopodium I wandered on my course.
~Sir Arthur Shipley
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Paramecium moving. Click to see
Two paramecia come together and exchange genetic material through their oral grooves. After becoming genetically altered in this way, they separate and each goes on to divide asexually.
Click here to watch euglena move about
By alternation of flexing and extending the pellicle, the euglenoid is capable of this type of movement in its aquatic environment. The flagellum is also of assistance in movement and food gathering.
This may lead to……….
Typical Algae Reproductive Cycle
The cellular slime molds are unicellular, colonial, and multicellular at different stages of their life cycles. They thrive in moist environments with bacteria, usually on decaying organic matter.
Most water molds appear as white, fuzzy growths on decaying matter. The downy mildews appear similarly, but on living plant surfaces as above.