Euglenophytes are tiny single cells that swim about in ponds and puddles
using one or more whip-like flagella attached to the front end of the cell.
Some have an eye spot that is sensitive to light and they resemble tiny
animals feeding on organic matter in their environment. However, many
species are bright green with chlorophyll and they make their own food just
as plants do. Little swimming cells of Euglena and Astasia
are alike in every way except that Euglena contains chloroplasts and
Astasia does not. In the world of tiny organisms there is no real
dividing line between plant-like and animal-like Protists.
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