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Can you name the Different types of Protists listed?

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CharacteristicsProtistExample
Anaerobic; Heterotrophic; Mitochondria with no DNA or electron transport chainsGiardia intestinalis
Mostly Anaerobic, Heterotrophic; Flagella arranged in clusters near the anterior of the cellTrichmonas vaginilis
Have crystalline rods of unknown function in flagellaTrypanosoma
Common components of marine and freshwater phytoplankton; Blooms sometimes cause warm coastal waters to turn pinkish orangeGymnodinium
Parasites of animals; Cause serious human diseasesPlasmodium
Have cilia, which are used to move and feed; Have both a macronucleus and many micronucleiStentor
Autotrophic; Have a unique glassy cell wall conatining silica; Cell wall consits of two halves that fit togetherTabellaria
Autotrophic; Color due to pigments in chloroplasts; MulticellularKelp
Fungus-like; Decompose dead plants and animals in freshwater; Sometimes grow on fish skin or gillsPhytophthora infestans
Found in marine and freshwater; Have porous shells composed of organic material hardened by calcium carbonate; Have pseudopodiaAmmonia tepida
CharacteristicsProtistExample
Have internal skeleton of silica; Cell surrounded by organic materialCircogonia icoshedra
Color comes from pigment in chloroplasts; Typically soft-bodied; Live in warm coastal waters; Some encrusted types live on coral reefsPalmaria palmata
Store food as starch in plastids; Mostly aquatic and photosyntheticChlamydomonas nivalis
Closest living relatives of land plantsCharales
Move and feed by means of pseudopodia; Ingests food by enclosing it in vacuolesPolychaos dubium
Includes plasmodial and cellular types; Fungus-like; Use spores to reproducePhysarum
Named for chloroplasts; Have complex life cycles; Exist independently and in colonies; Includes two major distinctionsEnteromorpha
Named for their 'hairy' flagellum, which is usually paired with a smooth flagellum; Includes heterotrophs and autotrophsPyhtium
Have membrane-enclosed sacs just beneath plasma membrane which help stabilize the cell surfaceOxyrrhis
Have lobe-shaped pseudopodia and includes many types of protistsAcanthamoeba

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