Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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