protist!

microscopic little creatures that aren't plants nor animals

Mrs. teacher what are protist? well little timmy if you were paying attention for the last few weeks you should know. i was (sort of). okay then little timmy, i'll tell you.
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Amoeba in motion

amoeba

unicellular

obtains food: carnivorous

has pseudopod

no cilia

no chloroplast

habitat: calm fresh water

genus: Amoeba proteus

kingdom: protista

food: paramecium and other small microbes

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volvox

unicellular (but lives in colonies)

obtains food: photosynthesis

no pseudopod

has chloroplast

habitat: calm fresh water

no cilia

has 2 flagella

kingdom: plantae

genus: volvox

food: solar light

Volvox Dances
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euglena

unicellular

obtains food: photosynthesis and in bad conditions can absorb food from the surounding

no pseudopod

has chloroplast

habitat: calm fresh water

no cilia

has flagella

kingdom: excavata

genus: euglena

food: solar light and food particles

Euglena - Flagellum movement in phase contrast
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paramecium

unicellular

obtains food: carnivorous

no pseudopod

no chloroplast

habitat: calm freshwater

has cilia

kingdom: chromalveolata

genus: paramecium

food: small microbes

Paramecium eating pigmented yeast
Now, little timmy, do you know now what proti- hey what are you doing on your macbook



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