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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.

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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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    Zooxanthellae

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    Algae living in heavily polluted

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