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Heterotrophic protists are called?

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September 13, 2011 3:51AM

Protists are eukaryotes and live in water or in watery tissues of organisms. Some protists resemble plants in that they produce their own food by photosynthesis, while others resemble animals in consuming organic matter for food. Protist cells are often structurally much more elaborate than the cells of multicellular plants and animals. Protists include the protozoans, most algae, diatoms, oomycetes, and the slime molds. Also called protoctist. Heterotrophic protists are the ones that need to feed on other organic matter. They Cannot produce their own food via photosynthesis or other internal chemical reactions.