Eukarya Taxonomy

Eukarya Taxonomy - Kingdom Kingdom Characteristi cs...

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Kingdom Protista Fungi Animalia Kingdom Characteristics Unicellular eukaryotes Extremely paraphyletic group Multicellular eukaryotes Aerobic or facultatively aerobic Chemoheterotrophs Usually decomposers living in soil Some cause disease Cell walls made of chitin Classified based on the type of sexual spore they make Fungal body = mass of hair-like projections – individual projections=hyphae, whole mass=mycelium Many are plant parasites (Chestnut blight) Lichens: symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae – common; often pioneer species ecologically Multicellular eukaryotes Sub-Kingdom Algae Protozoa Sub-Kingdom Characteristics “Plant-like” Photosynthesize using chlorophyll Photoautotrophs Almost always live in aquatic environments – important primary producers “Animal-like” Chemoheterotrophs Exclusively unicellular Live in soil and water Often in symbiotic relationships with animals Some are pathogens Division Phyla Phaeophyta Rhodophyta Chlorophyta Chrysophyta
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