Mastigophora: 
Flagellates that move with a whip

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These protists move with a whip like extension called a flagella.  The flagella is a long fibril that is spirally wound and beats or rotates in the water to move the protozoan about.  Some band together in colonies and beat their flagella in unison to move the colony through the water.  Many have chloroplasts and make food from sunlight.
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chlamydomonas
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