Microbes and Protists

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

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