Science Quiz / Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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