Chapter 28 2.10.08

Chapter 28 2.10.08 - Honors Biology Book Notes Chapter 28...

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Honors Biology Book Notes Chapter 28 – Protists 2/10/08 - Protists o Eukaryotes are largest and most complex domain – include animals, plants, fungi, algae o Fundamental features Presence of shared, derived character called nuclear envelope Cell division via mitosis Cytoskeleton Chromosomes where DNA is complexed with proteins called histones o Protists: refers to all Eukarya that are not green plants, fungi, or animals Tend to live in moist surroundings such as wet soils, aquatic habitats, bodies of other organisms Caused potato famine, malaria [caused by protist Plasmodium, which is evolving immunity to treatement drugs by natural selection and is too quickly evolving for a vaccine to be developed], harmful algal blooms [toxin-producing protist reaches high density in particular area like dinoflagellates that cause red tide] Primary producers: photosynthetic organisms that convert sunlight into chemical energy that other organisms can use to grow and
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