Protist Study Guide

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Protist Quiz Study Guide
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1. Traits of protists – unicellular, eukaryotic, mostly aquatic, some cause
disease
2. How protists move:
a. flagella – whip-like tail
b. cilia – hair-like structures
c. pseudopods – false feet, used by amoeba
3. Protozoa – first animal
4. Traits of animal-like protists – unicellular, consumers, mobile
5. Contractile vacuoles – controls amount of water (removes excess)
6. Traits of plant-like protist – multi or unicellular, primary food source for
aquatic animals
7. Traits of paramecium – cilia help move and capture food into oral groove
(mouth), has contractile vacuoles, consumer
8. Provides food for other organisms – plant-like protists
9. Kelp – only multi-cellular protist
10. Traits of euglena – autotrophic, has chloroplast to produce food (plant-
like)
11. Traits of fungus-like protists – decomposers, recycle nitrogen
Draw and be able to identify the following protists
Spirogyra
Green algae
Volvox
Lives in colonies
Euglena
Plant-like
Paramecium
Animal-like
Amoeba
Animal-like
Identify parts of a protist
A- Nucleus
B- Pseudopod/ false feet (used to trap food)
D- Contractile vesicle – remove water
F- Cilia
G- Flagella
H - Chloroplast
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