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Protists and Fungi Overview

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plankton
community of mostly microscopic organisms that dwell at the surface of water
provide shelter, food for ocean life, release oxygen, contain nutrients and vitamis
importance of algae
diatoms
photosynthetic plankton
dinoflaggelates
luminescent algae, the DNA lacks histones
protists
eukaryotic, mostly single-celled, reproduce asexually or sexually
paramecium
example of ciliate
trichocysts
projectiles on a protist
pelicle
surrounds protistal cell
gullet
tubular passage way on a protist similar to a stomach
giardia
example of zooflagellate
anopheles mosquito
first host of malaria
liver and red blood cells
what does malaria affect in humans?
flagella, pseudopods, snake-like
how do protists move?
ameba
example of a sarcodina
euglena
example of euglenophyta
red tide
what is a bloom of algae called? (not an algal bloom...)
green algae
what are the ancestors of plants?
holdfast
algal structure similar to the roots of a plant
stipes
algal structure similar to the stems of a plant
blades
algal structure similar to the leaves of a plant
very deep
where is red algae located?