Life in a drop of water
Things to Know!
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Autotrophic: To be able to make your own food. Anything that has chloroplast is an example of an autotrophic.
Anterior: The front or head.
Protist: A single celled organism that lives in water.
Asexual Reproduction: (Definition not provided)
Sexual Reproduction: (Definition not provided)
Binary Fission: A common way of asexual reproduction in protist. In Binary Fission, an organism literally splits it's DNA and organelles in half to create a replica of itself.
(Video Example Below)
Contractile Vacuole: An organelle in found in almost all protist that controls the amount of water that leaves and stays in the organism. Protist live in water, so a defective contractile vacuole is very dangerous. A protist may dry explode if water cannot leave the cell.
Flagellum: A tail like strand that pulls a single celled organism through the water.
Meet the Protist!
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The paramecium has a special defence mechanism. It can shoot out strands called trichocysts to either attack a predator or make itself look bigger!