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Types of Protists

Protista Phyla Chart
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Zooflagellate
Some of these protists are parasitic such as Trypanosoma, which causes African sleeping sickness. This protozoan lives in tsetse fly. The Fly bites and the protozoan gets into the lymph nodes and cerebrospinal fluid causes people to suddenly sleep, can cause death.
Ciliate
Examples of this protist are paramecium, vorticella, and stentors. Some of these protists have micro and macro nuclei. Micronucleus contains chromosomes, and the macro has fragmented chromosomes used in daily function.
Sarcodines
Examples of this protist includes the ameoba. Some of these are free living, and others are parasitic. Some can cause dysentery in humans.
Sporozoan
An Example of this protist is the plasmodium genus, which causes Malaria. This protozoan is carried by mosquitoes. This parasite can get into the liver and destroy red blood cells.
Euglenoid
These protists have one nuclei and few chloroplasts. They move by flagella and have a pellicle, a flexible protein for support and to retain shape as they fit through small spaces.
Chrysophytes
Yellow-brown algae. Food storage is oil droplets
Diatoms
These protists have a cell wall made of silica. Its shapes are oval and circular. Oil droplets are used for floating.
Dinoflagellates
These protists have a hard outer covering and usually two flagella. Cause red tide.
Chlorophyte
These protists are green algae, multicelular and unicelular. These include spirogyra and volvox. Different algae have different chlorophylls in them
Red Algae
These protists live in very deep water where not a lot of light penetrates, and is used in Asia as a food source.
Brown Algae
These protists are found in mostly marine water and include kelp. All of these are multicellular.
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