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Bio 11 kingdom protista characteristics: 1. -all eukaryotes 2. -most ...

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Bio 11 kingdom protista. characteristics: 1. -all eukaryotes. 2. -most unicellular. 3. -some autotroph, some heterotroph, some both!
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Bio 11 Kingdom ProtistaCharacteristics:1. -All eukaryotes2. -Most unicellular3. -Some autotroph, some heterotroph, some both!4. -All reproduce asexually (exception: conjugation)5. -Mostly found in water (pond, ocean, lake, puddle)3 major types:1) Animal-like (zooplankton)A) Characteristics:1. -heterotrophs2. -move (cilia, flagella, streaming)3. -respond to environmentB) Key Phyla:1. Sarcodina (Amoebas)2. Sporozoa (Plasmodium)3. Ciliophora (Paramecium)2) Plant-like (phytoplankton)A) Characteristics:1. -autotrophs, mostly single-celled algae2. -have cell walls, chloroplastsB) Key Phyla:1. Chrysophyta (diatoms)2. Pyrrophyta (dinoflagellates)3. Euglenophyta (euglena)3) Fungi-like (slime mold) [heterotrophs (saprotrophs)/ found in shady, cool, damp areas/ reproduce via spores]Ecological Roles:Positive Roles:1) Many protists (plant- and animal-like) are symbiotic with animals (e.g. dinoflagellates and corals)2) Protists are food sources for aquaticanimals (and us: ice cream, sushi)3) Plant-l...