1-3 Differentiate the major characteristics of each group of microorganisms.
Bacteria - simple, single-celled organisms, DNA not enclosed, Prokaryotic, peptidoglycan cell wall, binary fission (split into 2 equal parts), contain flagella
Archaea - prokaryotic, peptidoglycan cell wall, found in extreme environments; pathogenic in humans
Fungi- Eukaryotic, nucleus containing DNA, uni/multi cellular, photosynthesis, chitin cell wall, sexually or asexual repoduction
Protozoa - unicellular, eukaryotic, move using pseudopods, flagella or cilia, photosynthesis, sexual/asexual reproduction
Algae - eukaryotic, photosynthetic, unicellular, cellulose cell wall.
Viruses - acellular, simple, one type of nucleic acid, must have host to survive.
Multicellular Animal Parasites/Helminths - eukaryotic, (flat/round worms)