Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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