protist - KINGDOM PROTISTA CHARACTERISTICS 1 Eukaryotic...

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KINGDOM PROTISTA CHARACTERISTICS : 1. Eukaryotic cells 2. Unicellular (few multicellular forms) 3. Photosynthesis, ingestion, absorption TYPES ORGANISMS 1. Plant – like protists: a. Algae – photosynthesis b. Unicellular - microscopic c. Multicellular (seaweeds) – macroscopic 2. Animal – like protists: a. Protozoa – ingestion b. Unicellular - microscopic 3. Fungal – like protists: a. Slime molds, water molds – multicellular, macroscopic b. Absorption ALGAE - plant-like protists 1. Eucaryotic 2. Unicellular - some live in colonies, form chains; some multicellular Microscopic and macroscopic forms 3. Produce chlorophyll and accessory pigments a. Produce distinctive colors b. Used for classification - see table in text 4. Abundant in nature 5. Many beneficial uses in daily life 6. Agar extracted from red alga (Gelidium ) 1
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7. Few produce disease a. Produce toxins b. Algae bloom – sudden in growth c. Dinoflagellate (Gonyaulax ) - red tide d. Secrete neurotoxin paralysis (paralytic shellfish poisoning)
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