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MONTESSORI BIOLOGY : Phylum Labyrinthulomycota


Phylum Labyrinthulomycota

 Labyrinthulomycota are unicellular
organisms which group in colonies.
Labyrinthulomycota do not have flagella
to move. Labyrinthulomycota secrete a
slime in long tracks. Labyrinthulomycota
slide along the line of the slime. 

Labyrinthulomycota feed on nutrients
by secreting enzymes which break down
the food. Labyrinthulomycota then absorb 
the food across the cell membrane. When a food
source is sensed, a line of slime moves toward it.
They are found on seagrass or dead plant material.

 Labyrinthulo : little labyrinth (Greek)
Mykes : fungus (Greek) 

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