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small organelles containing light sensitive pigments that detect changes in the quality and intensity of light.
Eyespots
diploid zygote that results from the pairing of gametes of opposite mating types
Zygospore
haploid cell that results from mitosis of single-cell protists and that develops flagella and cilia and ultimately breaks out of the parent cell
Zoospore
temporary union of two protists to exchange nuclear material
Conjugation
reproductive cells that produce haploid zoospores by meiosis
Sporangia
a protist that moves using flexible, cytoplasmic extensions
Amoeba
extension of cytoplasm of the amoeba that enables it to move
pseudopodia
marine protist of the phylum Foraminifera
Forams
photosynthetic,unicellular protist of the phylum Bacillariophyta
diatom
unicellular, heterotrophic protist that is a member of the phylum Zoomastigina
Zoomastigote
members of the phylum Euglenophyta
Euglenoids
in many protozoans, a protein scaffold inside the cell membrane that creates a hard covering
Pellicle
protist of phylum Myxomycota, characterized by multinucleate, amoeboid appearance
Plasmodium
thick-walled cyst that develops from a zygote during sexual reproduction of sporozoans
Oocyte
one of three stages of Plasmodium that lives in mosquitoes and is injected into humans
Sporozoite
second stage of the life cycle of Plasmodium in which the protist divides rapidly and produces millions of cells in the liver of infected humans
Merozoite
third stage of the Plasmodium life cycle, undergoes a sexual phase in the bloodstreams of infected humans
Gametocyte