What makes euglena different from other organisms included in kingdom Protista?(included all features).
Euglena is the only protists that has both animal and plant like characteristics. It has chlorophyll in it therefore able to make its own food like a plant when it is in the sunlight, if dark able to get food like an animal. Have eyespot to help find light. Able to form a covering for itself if environment is too hot or too cold - called 'cyst'.
Majority are fresh-water organisms
Found in stagnant water
Have protein-rich layer called pellicle, instead of cell wall, which makes their body flexible
In the presence of sunlight, they behave like autotrophs; in the absence of sunlight, they behave like heterotrophs, predating on smaller organismsPigments are similar to those present in higher plants.
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