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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

or

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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Only TRPP and TRPML have been reported in Bikonta species of the euglenozoans Leishmania and Trypanosoma and the alveolate protist Paramecium (Cai and Clapham, 2012; Arias-Darraz et al.
in which high concentrations (50 mM) of magnesium salts are included to maintain osmotic pressure in order to allow the protists to grow synchronously as vegetative cells in a medium of high nitrogen content followed by that of high carbon content for lipid production (26).
This disease is caused by a protist parasite of the genus Leishmania and is transmitted by the bite of a female phlebotomine sand fly.
Caption: Synchrotron scans of a fossil from China's Doushantuo formation (top) yield a 3-D image (bottom) showing three nuclei, indicating the fossil is not from an animal or embryo, but a protist.
Bacteria may be able to grow vigorously and rapidly in the medium with copper (Okafor, 2007), using nitrogenous excreta from protists (Kirchman, 2000; Hahn & Hofle, 2001).
Testate amoebae are protists whose protoplasm is inserted into a test (shell) with an oral aperture through which the pseudopods emerge during locomotion or feeding (Smith et al.
These living things arose in the fossil record in the following sequence: bacteria, protists, (plants, fungi, animals), and man.
Since the Victorian era, categorizing the natural world has challenged scientists--especially in the case of the protists, the tiny, complex life forms that are neither plants nor animals.
Microsporidia are obligate intracellular, unicellular, eukaryotic, parasitic protists related to fungi (1).
Plant cells are the second choice for culture technology, while fungi, bacteria, protists and others arc also used for the developmental process.
Cerebral malaria occurs when protists parasitizing red blood cells cause the red blood cells to adhere to blood vessel walls and other areas in the brain, resulting in blockages and obstruction of blood flow.
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.