Discussion Worksheet 4 - MIBO 3000 Discussion Worksheet 4 Due In class February 11-17 2018 Answers should be approx 1 paragraph in length and may

Discussion Worksheet 4 - MIBO 3000 Discussion...

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MIBO 3000 Discussion Worksheet 4 Due: In class February 11-17, 2018 Answers should be approx. 1 paragraph in length and may be hand written or typed. Additional pages may be attached as necessary. Name: Sritha Moram Student ID#: 811917271 Score:________/ 20 ptsProtists are a diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms. They inhabit environments such as oceans, rivers, soil, and may even exist as intracellular parasites of animals. Though they are unicellular, protists are often described as “animal-like” because some species form complex colonial communities, capture food by engulfment, or undergo a sexual process called conjugation. Researchers at the University of Toulouse discovered yet another “animal-like” aspect to some protists: learning. Examination of slime molds revealed that they are capable of habituation, a process never before associated with an organism lacking a nervous system.This research is summarized in Science Daily ():Title: A single-celled organism capable of learningDate: April 27, 2016Source: CNRS (Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale)After reading the full report, use information discussed in the course textbook or other referencesto fill in the information below.1. What are slime molds? Describe in detail their unique characteristics. (5pts)

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