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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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In summary, evidence for TRP channels in the eukaryotic protist L.
Thraustochytrids are marine protists, whose dominant genera are Thraustochytrium, Aurantiochytrium and Schizochytrium and belong to the kingdom Chromista (16).
9,10) It was found that dynein molecule, especially from the outer arms, of protists consists of three heavy chains with three corresponding "heads", (11) while that of animals consists of only two heavy chains with two corresponding heads, (12) together with several intermediate chains and light chains.
Protist tubulins: new arrivals, evolutionary relationships and insights into cytoskeletal function.
Protists are important consumers in the freshwater food web (Heath et at, 2003; Marxsen, 2006), and the ciliates are key in this web as primary consumers of bacteria.
Ultraestructural investigation of the spore-forming protist Nephridiophaga blatellae in the Malpighian tubules of the German cockroach Blatella germanica.
More recently, 3 diseases--including a Mikrocytos-like protist, a haplosporidian, and hemic neoplasia--were reported among populations of Olympia oyster from San Francisco Bay estuary (Friedman et al.
CpG dinucleotides are pervasively underrepresented in all animal mitochondria but vary in frequency in fungal, protist, and plant mitochondrial genomes (5).
Lined up in little rows, the cilia power the protist through the water.
But in replication of protist cells, the gene for telomerase is silenced just as it is needed most; instead, the telomeres are permitted to shrink with each replication.