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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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