Chapter 28 Key Terms 4

Chapter 28 Key Terms 4 - modified mitochondria. plasmodial...

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kinetoplastid - A protist, such as a trypanosome, that has a single large mitochondrion that houses an organized mass of DNA. mixotroph - An organism that is capable of both photosynthesis and heterotrophy. oomycete - (o'-uh-mi'- set) A protist with flagellated cells, such as a water mold, white rust, or downy mildew, that acquires nutrition mainly as a decomposer or plant parasite. opisthokont - (uh-pis'-thuh-kont') Member of the diverse clade Opisthokonta, organisms that descended from an ancestor with a posterior flagellum, including fungi, animals, and certain protists. parabasalid - A protist, such as a trichomonad, with
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Unformatted text preview: modified mitochondria. plasmodial slime mold- (plaz-mo-de-ul) A type of protist that has amoeboid cells, flagellated cells, and a plasmodial feeding stage in its life cycle. plasmodium- A single mass of cytoplasm containing many diploid nuclei that forms during the life cycle of some slime molds. producer- An organism that produces organic compounds from CO2 by harnessing light energy (in photosynthesis) or by oxidizing inorganic chemicals (in chemosynthetic reactions carried out by some prokaryotes). protist- An informal term applied to any eukaryote that is not a plant, animal, or fungus. Most protists are...
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