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Kingdom Protista - Slime molds are neither protists nor fungi, but are grouped with the protists here for convenience.

Kinds and characteristics of protists (1).

Kinds and characteristics of protists (2).

The Apicomplexa have no means of motility. Plasmodium consists of more than one species and causes malaria, a disease that kills thousands of people each year. The Anopheles mosquito that carries malaria was eradicated in the United States by the introduction of DDT in the 1940's.

Life cycle of a slime mold, an organism that has both fungal and protistan characteristics.

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