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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

(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.

pro·tist

(prō'tist)
A member of the kingdom Protista.
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Biogeography and dispersal of microorganisms: a review emphasising protists. Acta Protozoologica, 45, 111-136.
Heavy metal ions affect the survival of all types of organisms including protists by affecting their physiological processes like reduced endocytosis, decreased food uptake and inhibition of growth (Nilsson, 1981).
Dinoflagellate algae are eukaryotic protists which exhibit a great diversity of form and are the most important primary producer in aquatic environments.
Thraustochytrids are marine protists, whose dominant genera are Thraustochytrium, Aurantiochytrium and Schizochytrium and belong to the kingdom Chromista (16).
Different protist taxa harbor variable numbers of nuclear rDNA copies as a result of different genome size (Prokopowich et al., 2003), biovolume (Godhe et al., 2008), or number of nuclei (Heyse et al., 2010).
phylogeny of trichomonads inferred from small subunit rRNA sequences," Protist, vol.
The findings in Giardia would support the idea that Excavata or more definitely Diplomonadida, including this protist, would not be a primitive eukaryote but would also belong to the latter group corresponding to the bikonts.
Protist tubulins: new arrivals, evolutionary relationships and insights into cytoskeletal function.
The extent of protist diversity: insights from molecular ecology of freshwater eukaryotes.
of New York) assembles 22 articles on techniques reflecting recent advances in experimental tools for cytoskeleton research with emphasis on animal, plant, protist, and fungal model systems.