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Protist Quiz


What is another name for an animal-like protist? protozoan
What does algae use to capture the suns energy? pigments
What do fungus like protists use to reproduce? spores
What are plant like protists commonly called? algae
Algae have many ________ , or chemicals that produce color. pigments
What characteristic distinguishes most animal-like protists from other protists? They are heterotrophs, unicellular, and most can move to get food
What characteristic distinguishes plant-like protists from other protists? They are autotophs, can be uni o multi-cellular, and use pigments to capture the suns energy
What characteristic distinguishes fungus-like protists from other protists? They are heterotrophs, have cell walls, and use spores to reproduce?
What characteristics are shared by all three types of protists? they are all eukaryotes
What is a protist? a eukaryote that cannot be classified as an animal, plant, or fungus
what is a protozoan? an animal-like protist
what is a pseudopod? a temporary bulge of the cytoplasm used for feeding and movement
what is a contractile vacuole? a structure that collects excess water and expels it from a cell
what is cilia? hair-like projections that are used to sweep in food and move
what is algae? plant like protists
what is pigment? a chemical that produces color
what is a spore? a tiny cell that is able to grow into a new organism
what is photoluminescent? the neon glow given off by dinoflagellates
what is red tide? a toxic condition in the water caused by dinoflagellates that makes the water red
all fungus like protists can ______ at some point in there lives. move
Some algae in ponds, lakes, and oceans produce much of Earth’s ___________ . oxygen
What are the 4 types of protozoans? cilia, sarqodine, flagellates, and parasites
what are the 5 types of algae? euglenoids, dinoflagellates, diatoms, red algae, and brown algae
what are the 3 types of fungus like protists? Water molds, slime molds, and downy mildew
Which type of algae are used in foods and can be eaten by humans? Red algae and brown algae
Which algae produces diatomaceous earth? diatoms
Which type of algae have plant like structures (stalk, blade)? brown algae
Which protist caused the Irish potato famine? water molds
What is the Volvox method of movement? flagella
What is the paramecium method of movement? cilia
What is the ameoba method of movement? pseudopod
What is the euglena method of movement? flagella
is a volvox a autotroph, heterotroph, or both? heterotroph
is a paramecium a autotroph, heterotroph, or both? heterotroph
is a ameoba a autotroph, heterotroph, or both? heterotroph
is a euglena a autotroph, heterotroph, or both? both
Created by: lindsaylewiss



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