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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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