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What do we call animal-like protists that are one-celled?
protozoa
Lichens are affected by what?
air pollution
Why are ascomycota called sac
fungi?
They produce spores in a sac-
like structure called an ascus.
What are the main characteristics of all protists?
Protists are simple organisms,mostly single-celled;may be plant-like,animal-like, or fungus-like;no tissues or organs.
Slime molds & water molds are
what kind of protists?
funguslike
Describe the characteristics of the group of protists.
Algae- plant-like with chloroplasts & cell walls;Protozoans single-celled,animal-like-no cell walls,can`t make food;funguslike protists-consumers.
Of all the algae, which type
are the most numerous?
diatoms
What is the club-shaped structure called that produces
the spores of basidomycota?
basidium
Most scientists believe that
protists evolved from what?
monerans
What are reproductive cells that form new organisms without fertilization?
spores
Many-celled threadlike tubes are called what?
hyphae
What is the little sac called
which produces spores of sac fungi?
an ascus
A carbohydrate found in this
is used to give toothpaste &
pudding their creamy texture.
red algae
In a lichen,how do both the
fungus & the cyanobacterium
or algae benefit from living
together?
The algae gets a protected,
moist enviornment, & the fungus gets food from the algae.
This type of protist can cause
red tide;contains a nerve poison What is its name?
dinoflagellates
How do fungi obtain food?
Some get their food from decaying organisms;others are
parasites on living organisms.