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What are the 5 general groupings for Kingdom Protista?
1. heterotrophs with no permanent locomotor
2. photosynthetic properties
3. heterotrophs with flagella
4. non-motile spore formers
5. heterotrophs with restricted mobility
What are three major phyla that are heterotrophs with no permanent locomotor apparatus?
1. Phylum Rhizopoda (amoebas)
2. Phylum Actinopoda (radiolarians)
3. Phylum Foraminifera (forams)
Phylum Rhizopoda has 8 distinct characteristics:
1. unicellular
2. amorphous
3. pseudopods
4. asexual reproduction
5. form cysts for protection
6. predators
7. parasites
8. no cell walls or flagella
What is an example of Phylum Rhizopoda? (cause of amoebic dysentery)
Etamoeba histolytica
Phylum Actinopoda has 7 distinct characteristics:
1. unicellular
2. external skeletons made of silica
3. fixed shape
4. shape = bilateral or radial symmetry
5. needlelike pseudopods
6. MARINE - plankton
7. valuable fossils
Phylum Foraminifera has 7 distinct characteristics:
1. unicellular
2. marine (some are plankton)
3. make test (skeleton) of organic material + sand + calcium carbonate
4. podia for swimming and feeding
5. alternation of generations with sporic meiosis
6. important fossil group
7. limestone rocks have lots of forams