Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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