Science Quiz / Microbes and Protists

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Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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Created Jan 31, 2012ReportNominate
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