Problem: How do protists get food?How can protists be grouped in terms of their ecology. Give 3 examples of important protists.

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Protist attain their food in the similar manner with the eukaryotes. It can get their food thru the following process: 

  • Plant-like protists get their food through photosynthesis. It is often observed in algae
  • Some protist like fungi, get their nutrients through decomposition of decaying materials. 
  • Animal-like protists called filter feeders use their tail (flagellum) to create a current that bring the food towards its direction. It uses endocytosis to engulf their food. 
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How do protists get food?

How can protists be grouped in terms of their ecology. 

Give 3 examples of important protists.