Trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness" happens when a person has been bitten by the "kissing bug." The protist enters the bloodstream as a parasite.
Protists when harmful they are animal-like and act like parasites inside a humans.
Most protists reproduce asexually through binary fission.
Most protists are motile and most of this movement comes from the flagella.
The plant like protist called algae is a part of a planktons diet. Other animals eat plankton, and the food chain begins.
Slime molds are fungus-like protists and are necessary because, they help other things to decompose which then releases important nutrients into the soil.
Protists that are plant like such as algae, get their energy from sunlight while performing photosynthesis.
Malaria is caused by the protist Plasmodium falciparum. Every protist cell is a eukaryotic cell.
Fungi are the oldest living organism in the world and, all Fungi are eukaryotic.
Fungi reproduce asexually by budding, or producing spores.
Usually fungi are not motile, which means they are not active and cannot move around.
One of the fungi's most important jobs is to break down food. Fungi release carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen into the atmosphere.
Many different types of fungus can be used as food such as Mushrooms, Truffles, and Yeast.
Some fungi can kill bacteria that is harmful to humans. Fungi can be used to create antibiotics like penicillin.
Fungi get their nutrients from acting like parasites and eating off of their host cell. Also, fungi can be multicellular or unicellular.