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  • v. Plural form of protist.


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  • The animal-like toolkit contained in these protists is so significant that some think these protists evolved from a metazoan.

    Bird Teeth

  • The scientists will focus on marine viruses and other tiny life called protists and their roles in the food chain.

    The Tree of Life

  • Organisms that live within the interstitial spaces of sea ice include microfauna such as protists, and larger organisms such as ciliates, nematodes, rotatorians, turbellarians, and copepods.

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  • This happened, according to her view, by either bacteria or protists engulfing other bacteria (endosymbiosis), or more recently, by multi-cellular organisms being infected by bacteria or viruses (symbiogenesis).

    2008 July - Telic Thoughts

  • Oceanographers have discovered large protists (Gromia sphaerica) roaming the bottom of the ocean near the Bahamas, making tracks that look similar to certain fossil grooves.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Hundreds of thousands of plants, fungi, protists, fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, and prokaryotes made it through as well as the Ark animals.

    The Glory - The Panda's Thumb

  • These protists have abouit 9200 genes, far less than the 25,000 seen in flies or humans.

    2008 February - Telic Thoughts

  • His central argument - that the "technium" his word for the world of technology deserves to be regarded as the seventh kingdom of life, along with plants, protists and animals - is an ambitious one, but one thing that Kelly does not lack is ambition.

    It's alive! And it wants to evolve.

  • In most coastal zones, protists form the bulk of the phytoplankton.

    Marine microbes

  • However, throughout most of the seas, protist primary producers are small flagellates (2-10 micrometers) and fed upon by other protists, typically ciliates (Fig B, C).

    Marine microbes


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