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

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