2 What is a Protist?One or many celled eukaryotic organism that lives in moist or wet surroundings.Remember, a eukaryotic cell does have membrane bound organelles and nucleus.Belong to the kingdom, Protista.
3 How do Protists Reproduce? Asexual ReproductionRequires only one parent.For single celled protists:Hereditary material is duplicated.Nucleus and cytoplasm divides.The two resulting cells are genetically identical.For multiple celled protists:Part of the parent organisms breaks off and grows into a new organism through cell division.
4 How do Protists Reproduce? Sexual Reproduction:Meiosis produces gametes.Gametes fuse to form genetically different offspring.
5 Classification of Protists Divided into three groups based on whether they share characteristics with plants, animals, or fungi.
6 Classification of Protists Plantlike ProtistsContain chlorophyll.Make their own food through photosynthesis.Have cell walls.Do not have specialized ways to move from place to place.Include:Euglenoids, diatoms, dinoflagellates, green algae, red algae, brown algae.
7 Classification of Protists Animal-like protists:Have to capture other organisms for food.Do not have cell walls.Have specialized ways to move from place to place.Include:Amoebas, flagellates, ciliates, sporozoans
8 Classification of Protists Fungus like ProtistsAbsorb food from their surroundings.Some have cell walls, some do not.Have specialized ways to move from place to place.Include:plasmoidial slime molds, cellular slime molds, water molds and downy mildew.