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Freshwater protozoans react to a/an _____ environment by removing water through _____. A)...

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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.

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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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