Protists and Fungi

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4. saclike, spore-producing structure of sac fungi.
7. organism that uses dead organisms as a food source and helps recycle nutrients so they are available for use by other organisms.
8. chlorophyll-containing, plantlike protists that produce oxygen as a result of photosynthesis.
10. round spore case of a zygote fungus.
11. a type of reproduction—fission, budding, and regeneration—in which a new organism is produced from one organism and has DNA identical to the parent organism. (2 words)
12. one-celled, animal-like protist that can live in water, soil, and living and dead organisms.
13. temporary cytoplasmic extension used by some protists to move about and trap food.
14. organism made up of a fungus and a green alga or a cyanobacterium.


1. in protists, short, threadlike structures that extend from the cell membrane of a ciliate and enable the organism to move quickly.
2. form of asexual reproduction in which a new, genetically-identical organism forms on the side of its parent.
3. waterproof reproductive cell of a fungus that can grow into a new organism; in plants, haploid cells produced in the gametophyte stage that can divide by mitosis to form plant structures or an entire new plant or can develop into sex cells.
5. network of hyphae and plant roots that helps plants absorb water and minerals from soil.
6. club-shaped, reproductive structure in which club fungi produce spores.
9. long, whiplike structure that helps organisms move through moist or wet surroundings.
12. one- or many-celled eukarytic organism that can be plantlike,animal-like, or funguslike.