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ACTINOPODS From the Phylum Actinopoda. BASIC DESCRIPTION  Unicellular protists  Mostly marine plankton organisms  Have axopods that protrude through.

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1 ACTINOPODS From the Phylum Actinopoda

2 BASIC DESCRIPTION  Unicellular protists  Mostly marine plankton organisms  Have axopods that protrude through pores in their shells  Axopods are strengthened by a cluster or microtubules

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4 WHAT DO THEY EAT?  Unicellular algae

5 HOW DO THEY EAT?  Actinopods use axopods to trap prey  Prey becomes entangled in axopods & is later engulfed outside the main body  Cytoplasmic streaming carries prey back within the shell

6 DO THEY PHOTOSYNTHESIZE?  Yes  Photosynthesize through algal endosymbionts

7 REPRODUCTION  By binary fission or budding

8 MOVEMENT  Some produce flagellated reproductive cells

9 RADIOLARIANS  Classified as an Actinopod  Some Actinopods secrete shells made of silica, which are known as radiolarians  Radiolarians are usually not visible to a light microsope

10 THE END!


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