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What is the unifying featuers of protista?

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January 20, 2008 3:23AM

Characteristics of Protists are:

They are unicellular,

Eukaryotes, that is they are complex-they have one or more nuclei(micro and macro), and organelles to carry out life processes,

They are the simplest organisms to have a nucleus,

They have animal like, plant like, or fungus like characteristics,

Some have animal like and plant like characteristics,

They can be heterotrophic, autotrophic, or some can be both,

They reproduce sexually and asexually

Some are capable of animal like movements(Protozoa)