Protists

By: Morgan Hand

Euglena

  • It moves by the flagella attached to it.
  • It reproduces by asexually by binary fission.
  • It eats by a process called photosynthesis also can absorb food form there cell membranes.
  • It responds to its envionment by having an eye spot that helps it find light.
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Flexible Movement in Euglena 2

Amoeba

  • It moves by changing the shape of its body.
  • It reproduces by asexually by binary fission.
  • It eats by surrounding tiny particles of food with pseudopods.
  • It responds to its environment by turning into cyst when theres no water.
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Amoeba in motion

Paramecium

  • It moves by the cilia around its body.
  • It reproduces asexually by binary fission.
  • It eats by the cilia sweeping food into its mouth.
  • It responds by tricocyst and avoidance behavior.
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paramecium moving

Volvox

  • It moves by having two flagella that bump together to roll through the water.
  • It reproduces by daughter colonies.
  • It eats by having cloroplasts which create food through photosynthesis.
  • It responds by having colonies.
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volvox 2