Plant-like Protists

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Euglenophyta

photosynthetic, most live in freshwater, have 2 unequal flagella, lack cell walls, ex.Euglena

Chrysophyta

(golden algae), photosynthetic, aquatic, mostly unicellular, have yellow brown pigments ex.Thallasiosira and Dinibryon

Baccillariophyta

(diatoms) live almost entirely in salt water, luminescent, unique cell walls rich in silicon, among most abundunt organism on earth, ex.Diatoms

Pyrrophyta

(dinoflagellates), luminescent, symbiotic, live in saltwater, photosynthetic, rigid cell walls composed of cellulose ex.Gonyalulux,Noctilucans, Karenia(red tide)

Rhodophyta

(Red algae), live in salt water, multicellular, contain phycobilins(red pigment) ex.Chodrus (iris moss) and coralline algae

Phaeophyta

(brown algae),live in salt water, multicellular, contain fucoxanthin (brown pigment) ex.Fucus(rockweed), kelp, sargassum

Chlorophyta

live in fresh and saltwater, unicullular multicellular colonial,have chlorophylls and accessory pigmints similar to plants,food stored as starch ex.Ulva,Chlamydomonas, and Spirogyra

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