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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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