Freshwater protozoans react to a/an _____ environment by removing water through _____.
A) hypertonic, turgor pressure
B) hypotonic, turgor pressure
C) isotonic, a contractile vacuole
D) hypertonic, a contractile vacuole
E) hypotonic, a contractile vacuole
Hypotonic vs. Hypertonic:
Hypotonic and hypertonic are both descriptive terms that refer to the relative concentration of solutes from one medium/environment to another one adjacent to it. Hypotonic is used to describe a medium/environment that has a solute concentration that is lower than that of its adjacent medium. The reverse is true for the term hypertonic.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The answer is E) hypotonic, a contractile vacuole.
Freshwater protozoans, from their collective name, live in a freshwater environment which is...
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Explore the different types of protists. Learn about the function of protists, why protists are important to humans, and their impact on the environment.