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Division - Euglenophyta - EUGLENOIDS

  • Habitat: Majority of them are fresh water organisms found in stagnant water.

  • Forms: The members of this phylum clearly illustrate the impossibility of distinguishing “plants” from “animals” among the protists. They devoid of cellulosic cell wall. Interlocking proteinaceous strips arranged in a helical pattern form a flexible structure called the pellicle, which lies within the cell membrane of the euglenoids. Because its pellicle is flexible, a euglenoids is able to change its s

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Slime Moulds

Characteristics:

  • They are seen during rainy season, in cool, shady places.
  • Cell wall is present only in spores.
  • Mostly heterotrophic, some are saprotrophic or parasitic.
  • Exhibit amoeboid movement, some are swarmers that move with the flagella.
  • Reproduction is both asexual and sexual.
  • They occur in a wide variety of colors.

Note:

  • These organisms develop a slimy mass at the time of their vegetative phase; therefore they are called slime moulds. They are also called as fal

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