What Is a Protist?

Biology - High School

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Table Of Contents: What Is a Protist?

1. Kingdom Protista
The Kingdom Protista is the most diverse group of organisms. Some protists are unicellular (single-cell), while others are multicellular (multi-cell).
2. Protist Categories
The wide variety of characteristics of the numerous protist species makes it difficult to categorize them, but scientists have developed a method that places each species into three separate categories: animal-like, plant-like (algae) and fungus-like.