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domain Eukaryota Euglena is a freshwater genus of single-celled flagellates. The flagellum pulls the body through the water. Euglena can surround a particle of food and consume it by phagocytosis. It can also use chloroplasts containing chlorophyll to produce sugars by photosynthesis when there is sunlight. The red eyespot, located in the front of the protist, is used for phototaxis, movement in response to light. Length is less than 0.1 mm. Reproduction is asexual through binary fission.

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kingdom Protista
supergroup Excavata
phylum Euglenozoa
class Euglenoidea
order Euglenales
family Euglenaceae
genus Euglena