Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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CharacteristicsGroup Name (spelling counts!)Fun facts
genus of the organism that causes malaria
protists with cellulose cell walls and the yellow pigment phaeophytin
single-celled heterotrophic protists that use pseudopodia to ingest food
chemoautotrophs in hypersaline pools
protists with a life stage bearing a 'hairy' flagellum and another normal flagellum
unicellular protists with micro and macronuclei
usually asexual protists with silicate frustule for protection
protist phylum with cellulose and phycoerythrin
helical or spiral cell shape, Gram-
unicellular protists that move by cell crawling
found in sulfur-rich volcanic pools of hot acid
protists protected by theca made of cellulose
oxygenic photoautotrophs, largest of all bacteria
prokaryotic Domain (usually) with peptidoglycan cell wall
protists with small sacs just beneath the cell membrane
use methane (CH4) gas as food
Gram +, some lack cell walls, mostly free-living
kingdom of oxygenic photoautotrophs using chloroplasts
prokaryotic Domain with joined phospholipid bilayers and genes that have introns
protists with chlorophyll as the main pigment
a paraphyletic group that is between domains
Gram-, obligate intracellular parasites
Gram-, chemo- or photosynthetic, important N cyclers, usually in soils

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