Are Euglena Unicellular or Multicellular?


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Members of the genus Euglena have bodies made up of only one cell, making them unicellular. They are so small that a microscope is necessary to see them. In constrast, multicellular means an organism is made up of more than one cell.

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Euglena are green in color because of the green algae that they consume, which they use to make food. Each Euglena has a long hair-like flagellum that stretches from its body. The flagellum is used to swim. In order to reproduce, the Euglena completes a process called mitosis, during which the organism splits in half to become two complete and separate organisms.

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