Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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Created Jan 31, 2012ReportNominate
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