the Protist Kingdom and what Protists are

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Im learning about protists in my bio class, but its hard since classes are online. So I was wondering if someone could help me understand what makes protists unique compared to other kingdoms? Thank you

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Great question! You know that junk drawer in your house that has the weird stuff that doesn’t categorize neatly but still needs a place?

Protists. It’s a diverse grouping and it’s basically defined as NOT: plant, animal, fungus, or bacterium. Generally they’re multicellular heterotrophs, usually eukaryotic. It is not a “natural” taxonomic group nor a proper clade.

It’s the Miscellaneous Kingdom. It consists of things such as amoeba, mushrooms, seaweed, etc. I’m only a layman so you should probably look it up on Wikipedia or Google or something. 🤓