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What are the three different types of protists?

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The three different types of protists are protozoa, algae and fungus-like protists. These types are unofficially categorized by how they obtain nutrition. All protists are eukaryotes.

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Protists can be unicellular, colonial or multicellular. Each type of protist has its own phylums or divisions. Protozoans are animal-like. Bacteria and other one-celled organisms are typical prey for a protozoa. Some examples of a protozoa are mosquitoes and amoeba. Algae are photosynthetic and are grouped into divisions depending on pigment similarities. A few examples of algae are sea lettuce and kelp. Fungus-like protists are often brightly colored and get their nutrition by absorbing nutrients from their environment.

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