define these key terms please???????????

Biology
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  • Ciliates
  • Amoeboids
  • Sporozoans
  • Water molds
  • Slime molds
Sep 1st, 2015

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Ciliates are single-cell protozoa that have "cilia", or hair-like structures that allow them to move easily through water and soil. Their cilia are very similar in nature to a eukaryote's flagellum.

Amoeboids are a type of organism that can change its shape by contracting and expanding structures on its membrane. Ameoba cells can be found in protozoa, fungi and algae.

Sporozoans are a type of protozoa that are parasitic in nature and form reproductive cells called spores.  Certain sporozoa are known to cause malaria in humans.

Water Molds are a class of fungi that usually live in soil or slightly salty water and attach to dead or dying flesh.  Water molds can cause diseases in certain fish and marine animals.

Slime Molds are single-celled eukaryotes that group together to form multiple-celled structures. Slime molds are named for their slimy-like appearance and live mostly in dead plants.

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