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Welcome to the protists home page, here you will learn about what protists are and where they can be found, also what they look like.

What are protists?

 

Protists are single and multi-cellular organisms that are plant-like, animal-like, and fungi-like. There are 12 phyla in this kingdom.

Where are protists found?

 

Most protists can be found in moist and wet areas. They can also be found in tree trunks and other organisms.

 

Do they produce sexually or asexually?

 

Actually protists produce both ways. Animal-like amoebas and plantlike Euglena reproduce asexually. Others reproduce sexually. To reproduce sexually, it requires 2 parents.

 

What do protists look like?

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† All protists are different shapes and†††††

†††††††††††††††††† Sizes. Most protists are so tiny that

†††††††††††††††††† They canít be seen without a microscope.

†††††††††††††††††† Protists are categorized into three

†††††††††††††††††† Groups. They are fungus-like, animal-like,

†††††††††††††††††† And plant-like. There are different types

†††††††††††††††††† Of fungus-like protists including slime

†††††††††††††††††† Molds and water molds. There are

†††††††††††††††††† Also different types of animal-like

†††††††††††††††††† And plant-like protists which include

†††††††††††††††††† Protozoas, amoebas, and algae.

 

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Fungus-like protists

Animal-like protists

Plant-like protists

General Characteristics

Reference page

Essential Questions