Kingdom Protista - Cobequid Educational Centre

Kingdom Protista - Cobequid Educational Centre

Kingdom Protista Protists Protista is made up of mostly unicellular organisms that do not fit into any other kingdom Can be heterotrophic or autotrophic

Most live in water or moist environments ALL are eukaryotic Protista = the very first Classification Classified according to how they

obtain nutrition and how they move 1. Animal-like Protists 2. Plant-like 3. Fungus-like Animal-like Protista Also called Protozoa

Classified by the way they move into 4 different phyla 1.Zooflagellates flagella 2.Sarcodines pseudopodia (Amoeba) 3.Ciliates cilia (Paramecium) 4.Sporozoans do not move (Plasmodia)

Plant-like Protists Contain chlorophyll and perform photosynthesis They can be either unicellular or multicellular Many contain pigments that give

them a variety of colors Examples: Euglenoids, Algae, Diatoms, Dinoflagellates Algae Make up the base of aquatic food chains Phytoplankton make up half of the

photosynthesis that occurs on earth Can cause red tides or algal blooms that are toxic Unicellular: plankton, Euglena Multicellular: Green algae, Brown algae, Red

Algae Unicellular Organisms Fungus-like Protista Decomposers that live on dead organic matter

Usually found under fallen leaves or rotting logs Parasitic Protists! Link to Parasitic Protists click HERE

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