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protist

 [pro´tist]
any member of the Protista.
eukaryotic protist the higher protists, comprising those organisms having a true nucleus.
prokaryotic protist the lower protists, comprising those organisms lacking a true nucleus.

pro·tist

(prō'tist),
A member of the kingdom Protista.

protist

/pro·tist/ (prōt´ist) any member of the kingdom Protista.

protist

(prō′tĭst)
n.
Any of numerous eukaryotic organisms that are not fungi, plants, or animals and are chiefly unicellular or colonial. Protists that are multicellular do not have cells differentiated into tissues. The protists include the protozoans, certain algae, oomycetes, and slime molds.

pro·tis′tan (-tĭs′tən) adj. & n.
pro′tis·tol′o·gy (prō′tĭ-stŏl′ə-jē) n.

protist

a member of the kingdom Protista, which includes eukaryotic, mostly unicellular organisms with animal-like (protozoa), plantlike (algae), or funguslike (slime molds) modes of nutrition.

pro·tist

(prō'tist)
A member of the kingdom Protista.

protist

any member of the Protista.
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Matthew Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences at Mississippi State University, recently led a research team that identified the protist as a new organism and classified its genomics.
The toxicity was evaluated by determining the IC 50, which determines the concentration which, under standard conditions, inhibits 50% of the increase in population [12], and the percentage of response which assesses response of protists in respect of the pollutant, according to the equation [13]:
In return, said Bernhard, "the bacterial symbiont benefits because the protist can migrate to wherever the right geochemical conditions are, and that's keeping the bacteria in a 'happy place.
Jake Bailey from the University of Minnesota and Philip Donoghue from University of Bristol negate the fact that the fossils represent bacteria, strengthening the theory that the fossils are either animals or some type of protist, possibly other than bacteria.
Rhynchodida-like ciliates, encapsulated copepods, and an unknown protist.
According to Diana Lipscomb, a protist taxonomist at George Washington University in Washington, D.
Schechter commented, "Pyro's pending patents reflect a number of important disease causing bacteria, protist, yeast, and fungal microorganisms in which an essential pathway is required for viability, including but not limited to the following bacteria causing diseases.
Jiang and his team conducted experiments with 10 common ciliated protist species in artificial, simplified ecosystems called microcosms.
Some of the critters, including members of two major protist groups--the whip-tailed flagellates and hairy ciliates--harbor bacteria internally.
Broad spectrum antibiotics treat a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, protist, yeast, and fungal organisms, while mild spectrum antibiotics only cover limited types of bacterial, protist, yeast, and fungal organisms and are useful for curing infections with known bacterial, protist, yeast, and fungal strains.
To test this possibility, Edgcomb is examining whether bacteria digest oil differently in the presence and absence of protist predators.