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Protista

 [pro-tis´tah]
in the classification of living organisms, a kingdom comprising unicellular organisms with distinct nuclei (the eukaryotes), including protozoa, algae (except blue-green “algae,” which are now classified as bacteria), and certain intermediate forms.

Pro·tis·ta

(prō-tis'tă),
A kingdom of both plantlike and animallike eucaryotic unicellular organisms, either in the form of solitary organisms, for example, protozoa, or colonies of cells lacking true tissues.
[G. ntr. pl. of prōtistos, the first of all]

Protista

/Pro·tis·ta/ (pro-tis´tah)
1. a kingdom comprising the unicellular bacteria, algae, slime molds, fungi, and protozoa; it includes all single-celled organisms.
2. a kingdom comprising unicellular organisms with distinct nuclei (the eukaryotes), including protozoa, algae, and certain intermediate forms.

Pro·tis·ta

(prō-tis'tă)
A kingdom of both plantlike and animallike eukaryotic unicellular organisms, either in the form of solitary organisms, e.g., protozoa, or colonies of cells lacking true tissues.
[G. ntr. pl. of prōtistos, the first of all]

Protista

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Protoctista

the kingdom, in older CLASSIFICATIONS, which contains eukaryotic, mostly unicellular, organisms, including ALGAE, diatoms (BACILLARIOPHYCEAE), PROTOZOANS and slime moulds.

Protista

a kingdom comprising bacteria, algae, slime molds, fungi and protozoa; it includes all single-celled prokaryotic organisms.
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lurida were collected from the Coos Bay estuary, OR, in 2008 to 2009 and inspected for the presence of protistan parasites.
These samples also contained heliozoans and other scaled protistans as part of their plankton.
Effects of plasma from bivalve mollusk species on the in vitro proliferation of the protistan parasite Perkinsus marinus, d.