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

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