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QUIZ: Can you name the Microbes and Protists?

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

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