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All you need is a small puddle of water to be able to find some protista, which are very small microorganisms; commonly they may be found in the thin film of water covering particles of the ground.
There are a number of parasite species, some of which cause severe diseases in man, such as malaria; others live in symbiosis with other animals, for example in their intestines, and their action facilitates the digestive processes.

subjects dealt with in Protista

Protista knowledge

Protista are microscopic, mainly unicellular organisms, i.e. consisting of one cell only. Unlike Monera, which have no distinguished nucleus, Protista…

Man and Protista

Protista live anywhere, provided there is even a little amount of water. There are marine and freshwater species that live…

Protection of water

Lake Tovel, in the Trentino region, is known all over the world for the exceptional phenomenon of the “reddening of…

special reports

  • 4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

    3 November 2014 / Life

    Conan the bacterium

    Have you ever leafed through the pages of a book of Guinness World Records? You can find records of all…

    5 February 2010 / Life

    Extreme bacteria

    Four billion years ago Researchers from the Cnr with Bruno D’Argento and Giuseppe Geraci, geology and molecular biology professors from…

  • 4 April 2013 / Life

    Carbon (14C) dating method

    Radiocarbon dating In 1991, near the border between Austria and Italy, the body of the Similaun man, also known as…

    15 September 2021 / Life

    Can you be intelligent without a brain?

    Can you be intelligent without a brain? The answer is "in a certain sense, yes" and this is demonstrated by…

    26 July 2021 / Life

    Japanese beetles and other alien species

    There is a beetle that has been invading the Italian countryside and cities for some time now, a small insect…

  • 16 June 2021 / Life

    A turtle's life

    World Sea Turtle Day is held on 16 June. First established in 2008, the day is now supported by Sea…

    10 June 2021 / Life

    The world below

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a famous science fiction novel written by the great Jules Verne in…

    29 April 2021 / Life

    Etruscan shrews, ferocity in miniature

    Which is the tiniest micromammal, i.e. the smallest mammal on the planet? Up until almost half a century ago, it…

  • 4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

    3 November 2014 / Life

    Conan the bacterium

    Have you ever leafed through the pages of a book of Guinness World Records? You can find records of all…

  • 5 February 2010 / Life

    Extreme bacteria

    Four billion years ago Researchers from the Cnr with Bruno D’Argento and Giuseppe Geraci, geology and molecular biology professors from…

    4 April 2013 / Life

    Carbon (14C) dating method

    Radiocarbon dating In 1991, near the border between Austria and Italy, the body of the Similaun man, also known as…

  • 15 September 2021 / Life

    Can you be intelligent without a brain?

    Can you be intelligent without a brain? The answer is "in a certain sense, yes" and this is demonstrated by…

    26 July 2021 / Life

    Japanese beetles and other alien species

    There is a beetle that has been invading the Italian countryside and cities for some time now, a small insect…

  • 16 June 2021 / Life

    A turtle's life

    World Sea Turtle Day is held on 16 June. First established in 2008, the day is now supported by Sea…

    10 June 2021 / Life

    The world below

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a famous science fiction novel written by the great Jules Verne in…

  • 29 April 2021 / Life

    Etruscan shrews, ferocity in miniature

    Which is the tiniest micromammal, i.e. the smallest mammal on the planet? Up until almost half a century ago, it…

  • 4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

  • 3 November 2014 / Life

    Conan the bacterium

    Have you ever leafed through the pages of a book of Guinness World Records? You can find records of all…

  • 5 February 2010 / Life

    Extreme bacteria

    Four billion years ago Researchers from the Cnr with Bruno D’Argento and Giuseppe Geraci, geology and molecular biology professors from…

  • 4 April 2013 / Life

    Carbon (14C) dating method

    Radiocarbon dating In 1991, near the border between Austria and Italy, the body of the Similaun man, also known as…

  • 15 September 2021 / Life

    Can you be intelligent without a brain?

    Can you be intelligent without a brain? The answer is "in a certain sense, yes" and this is demonstrated by…

  • 26 July 2021 / Life

    Japanese beetles and other alien species

    There is a beetle that has been invading the Italian countryside and cities for some time now, a small insect…

  • 16 June 2021 / Life

    A turtle's life

    World Sea Turtle Day is held on 16 June. First established in 2008, the day is now supported by Sea…

  • 10 June 2021 / Life

    The world below

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a famous science fiction novel written by the great Jules Verne in…

  • 29 April 2021 / Life

    Etruscan shrews, ferocity in miniature

    Which is the tiniest micromammal, i.e. the smallest mammal on the planet? Up until almost half a century ago, it…

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