Flashcards in Protozoa Deck (31)
What are most protista?
Most protista are algae
How do protista get their food?
Autotroph, Through photosynthesis
Why is algae important with respect to photosynthesis?
Algae does 50% of world photosynthesis q
What plant like structure do Algae have?
Algae has cell wall
What does Thallophyte mean?
The organism has no roots, stems, or leaves.
Where do most algae live?
Most algae live in water
Do algae live in fresh or salt water?
Algae live in both freshwater and salt water.
Where is most algae?
Tons of algae in the ocean(marine)
Can algae live on land?
Algae can live on land.
What are algae that live on land called?
These are called terrestrial algae.
Where can terrestrial algae live?
places with lots of water
Do algae swim?
Algae are motile and non motile, meaning they can or cannot swim/
Are algae uni or multicellular?
Algae are both unicellular and multicellular
How does the size correlate with the amount of cells?
Algae can be unicellular and very small, but there can be large multicellular algae called seaweed. The biggest is giant kelp
Do people eat algae and why?
They eat algae because it is healthy.
Do algae sexually or asexually reproduce?
Algae sexually and asexually reproduces
How is algae classified?
Algae is classified based on color
What are diatomes?
they are the most important/abundant algae
Where do they live?
They live in fresh and salt water
Are diatomes unicellular or multicellular?
It is unicellular.
What color are diatomes?
diatoms are golden brown
What color pigments do the diatomes contain?
Yellow, green, and brown pigment
What color pigment is there more of in the diatomes?
There is more yellow and brown pigment than there is green
Are diatoms motile or Non motile?
diatoms are non swimmers (not motile)
How do they move?
diatoms are moved by water
How are diatoms cell walls structured?
diatoms’ cell walls are made up of two overlapping halves
What are cell walls made of?
Cell wall is made up of cellulose and silica
Do diatoms come in different shapes?
diatoms come in different shapes
Where do diatoms live?
Most diatoms live in oceans