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What are most protista?

Most protista are algae

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How do protista get their food?

Autotroph, Through photosynthesis

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Why is algae important with respect to photosynthesis?

Algae does 50% of world photosynthesis q

4

What plant like structure do Algae have?

Algae has cell wall

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What does Thallophyte mean?

The organism has no roots, stems, or leaves.

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Where do most algae live?

Most algae live in water

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Do algae live in fresh or salt water?

Algae live in both freshwater and salt water.

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Where is most algae?

Tons of algae in the ocean(marine)

9

Can algae live on land?

Algae can live on land.

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What are algae that live on land called?

These are called terrestrial algae.

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Where can terrestrial algae live?

places with lots of water

12

Do algae swim?

Algae are motile and non motile, meaning they can or cannot swim/

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Are algae uni or multicellular?

Algae are both unicellular and multicellular

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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

15

Do people eat algae and why?

They eat algae because it is healthy.

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Do algae sexually or asexually reproduce?

Algae sexually and asexually reproduces

17

How is algae classified?

Algae is classified based on color

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What are diatomes?

they are the most important/abundant algae

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Where do they live?

They live in fresh and salt water

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Are diatomes unicellular or multicellular?

It is unicellular.

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What color are diatomes?

diatoms are golden brown

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What color pigments do the diatomes contain?

Yellow, green, and brown pigment

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What color pigment is there more of in the diatomes?

There is more yellow and brown pigment than there is green

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Are diatoms motile or Non motile?

diatoms are non swimmers (not motile)

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How do they move?

diatoms are moved by water

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How are diatoms cell walls structured?

diatoms’ cell walls are made up of two overlapping halves

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What are cell walls made of?

Cell wall is made up of cellulose and silica

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Do diatoms come in different shapes?

diatoms come in different shapes

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Where do diatoms live?

Most diatoms live in oceans

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What do diatoms make up?

diatoms make up plankton