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EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS
Definition:
Protists are of the Kingdom Protista and are one of the diverse
eukaryotes, single-celled species of which may resemble the first
eukaryotic cells. At the present they are categorized by what they are
not (not bacteria, fungi, plants, or animals).  
Reference:
Starr, C. and R. Taggart. 1998. Biology: the unity and diversity of life.
Wadsworth Publishing Company. Belmont, California.
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