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term used out of convenience, not a taxonomic group; eukaryotes that arent plants, fungi, not animals
most closely related to amoebas; phagocytosis; cytoplasmic streaming; form large aggregates; reproduce via fruiting bodies and spores; come together and form a slug
marine; pseudopods stick out and capture prey and locomotion; secrete CaCO2 test-formed major limestone deposits in ocean
thin, stiff pseudopods stick out of test (assist in floating and increases surface area); marine zooplankton; heterotrophs, but may form symbiotic relationship with phototrophic microbial eukaryotes (algae)
unicellular; flagellated; symbionts (mutualistic and parasitic); no mitochondria; anaerobic; known to have been lost (evolutionary reversal); excavate
contain small amount of peptidoglycan on inside and outside of chloroplast membrane, same as cyanobacteria
photoautotophs; diverse morphology; unicellular; marine; temporal; multicellular filaments/sheets
chromalveolates; possess cilia for locomotion and feeding; unicellular; aquaticl feeding: oral groove, gullet; defense: trichocysts; H20 balance: contractile vacuole
chromalveolates; obligate animal parasites; unicellular; complex life cycles involging multiple hosts; cause of taxoplasmosis
cause of malaria (#1 infectious disease; affects red blood cells; transmitted by mosquitoes)
some cause "red tide"--release neurotoxins; vertebrates most affected due to bioaccumulation
a very important part of the phytoplankton; unicellular; photoautotroph; widely used in paleolimnology; cell walls of SiO2
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