Science Quiz / Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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