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What are Excavates?
protist group, have exoskeleton, modified mitochondria, unique flagella, specialized feeding grove like mouth looks like it was "excavated away"
clade of excavates, spiral or crystalline rod of unknown function inside flagella. (Kinetoplastids & Euglenids)
What are Chromalveolates?
protist group, may have evolved from secondary endosymbiosis, split between Alveolates & Stramenopiles
Heterotrophic protist acquired ___ 1 bya?
cyanobacterial endosymbiont. *It's photosynthetic descendent evolved into red & green algae
What are Unikonta?
protist "supergroup", include protists that are closely related to fungi and animals (Amoebozoans & Opisthokonts)
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