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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…

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    The Main Asteroid Belt is between Mars and Jupiter, an enormous ring consisting of millions of large and small rocks…

    24 May 2022 / Life

    Amphibians in peril

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns: the extinction rate of amphibians is about 200 times greater than…

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    DNA was first isolated by Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss biochemist in 1869. It was a brilliant, but not complicated operation:…

    27 February 2022 / Life

    In search of the riders of icebergs

    International Polar Bear Day, set up by Polar Bears International, a non-profit organisation, was held on 27 February. The aim…

  • 12 February 2022 / Life

    A naturalist's voyage around the world

    12 February is Darwin Day, the annual event that falls on the birthday of Charles Darwin (born 12 February 1809),…

    18 December 2021 / Life

    The Christmas Star Tradition

    A plant that symbolises the Christmas season, decorating homes and shops and featured prominently by the florists and garden centres…

  • 15 September 2021 / Life

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

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    Let's learn to transform waste into resources How often have we opened the refrigerator to find a couple of eggs…

  • 10 October 2022 / Life

    Spider lullaby

    There are spiders that weave a classic web, that one we all know, to catch prey. There are others who…

  • 19 September 2022 / Life

    Double blow to dinosaurs

    The Main Asteroid Belt is between Mars and Jupiter, an enormous ring consisting of millions of large and small rocks…

  • 24 May 2022 / Life

    Amphibians in peril

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns: the extinction rate of amphibians is about 200 times greater than…

  • 8 March 2022 / Life

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    DNA was first isolated by Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss biochemist in 1869. It was a brilliant, but not complicated operation:…

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  • 12 February 2022 / Life

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