Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi• Objectives: – To identify the properties of bacteria – To explore the different kinds of protist and their features – To describe the properties and life activities of fungi
Bacteria• Objectives – To describe the properties of bacteria – To explain how bacteria get energy and reproduce – To list ways in which bacteria are harmful and helpful
Bacteria• Greatest number of organisms in the world• Part of the monera kingdom.• Live almost everywhere on Earth
Properties of Bacteria• Single-celled organisms- usually very small, seen using a microscope• Simple organisms-lack organelles• Biologist classify bacteria by their shape. – Looks – rod, spiral or sphere – Often form long chains or clusters that look like a bunch of grapes.
Properties of Bacteria Sphere shape Spiral shapeRod shape
Life Activities of Bacteria• Each bacterial cell carries out all of the basic life functions – Ex. Break down dead organisms, some use sunlight to make food, Many need oxygen to carry out respiration but some are poisoned by oxygen. These bacteria live where oxygen is not present such as the bottom of swamps. These bacteria produce methane- a gas produced by bacteria from hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Methane bubbles out of the water as marsh gas.
Binary Fission• Bacteria reproduces by a process called binary fission.• Binary Fission is where the bacterial cell divides into 2 cells that look the same as the original cell. Can reproduce every 20 minutes.
Helpful Bacteria• Many are helpful in two ways. – 1. Recycle nutrients such as carbon and nitrogen. They breakdown dead organisms or waster. Organisms that do this are called saprophytes. • Some or the broken-down nutrients are returned to the soil and plants use them. Animals eat the plants to get the nutrients.
Helpful Bacteria• 2. Help plants to get nitrogen. – Nitrogen is plentiful in the atmosphere but plants cannot absorb it from the air. The nitrogen must be changed to ammonia. Some bacteria lives inside the roots of plants and change the nitrogen to ammonia. In return the plants provide food for the bacteria.
Symbolic Relationships• Mutualism- A • Commensalism- A closeness in which relationship in which two organisms live one organism benefits together and help each and the other is not other. affected. – Example- bacteria that turns nitrogen into – Ex. Barnacles on ammonia and the plant whales. provides food for the bacteria.
Useful to humans• 1. Bacteria help to produce some food. – Example- cheese, sour cream, yogurt, pickle• 2. Bacteria can produce many different materials that are helpful. – Chemical companies use bacteria to make vitamins. And some bacteria make antibiotics to kill other kinds of bacteria.
Harmful Bacteria • Some cause food to spoil – Ex. Cause mild to spoil- refrigerating food helps to prevent spoiling because bacteria grow slowly at low temps. – Food that looks or tastes bad should be thrown away.
FYI• Doctors prescribe antibiotics such as penicillin to fight bacterial disease.• Bacteria often develops ways to resist the antibiotic.• Many household products contain antibacterial agents- dish soap – They also cause bacteria to become resistant. – As more bacteria becomes resistant, scientists must search for new ways to kill the bacteria.
Harmful Bacteria • Some cause disease. • Ex. Botulism, gonorrhea, strep throat • Some harm the body by producing poisons called- toxins. • A single gram of botulism can kill a million people.
Protists• Objectives: – To describe the features of several types of algae – To describe the features of types of protozoans
Protists• Is a kingdom• Contains over 6,000 species• Have many features like those of plants, animals or fungi.• Are single-celled• Have organelles inside their cell.
Algae• Plant-like protist are known as algae• Use sunlight to make food• Most are aquatic• Important in 3 ways: – 1. Produce nearly half the world’s carbohydrates – 2. Provide food for other organisms – 3. Release oxygen as they make food- about half the world’s oxygen that enters the atmosphere comes from algae.
Euglena• Euglena is a type of protist• Has chloroplasts.• Live in freshwater and moves with a long, whiplike tail called a flagellum.
Diatoms• Diatoms are other kinds of protist• Found in freshwater and in the ocean.• Have hard shells that contain silica.• As diatoms die, their shells build up in deposits at the bottom of lakes and sea. These deposits are mined to make metal polish and soaps.
Seaweed• Is many celled.• Also called sea lettuce.• Giant seaweed is called kelp- is harvested and used to thicken foods.
Protozoans• Animal like protist• Protozoan means first animal• Live in water, on land or inside other organisms.• Cannot make their own food- eat bacteria or other protists or dead organisms.• Divided into 4 groups based on how they move
Amoebas• Move by pushing out parts of the of their cell called a pseudopod, means “false foot.”• Amoebas change their shape• Use pseudoposd to surround and trap other protists.• Live on rocks and on plants in ponds.
Paramecium• Move with short, hairlike structures known as cilia.• Cilia moves like oars. When they move back, the paramecium moves forward.• Often found in ponds.
Flegella• Flegella- push or pull the protozoan• Example is Giardia lamblia- is a parasite in the intestines of animals.• Get from water that contains waste from infected animals. Causes tiredness, weight loss, but not usually fatal.• Ex. Sleeping sickness is more serious caused by trypanosomes- a protozoan that is a parasite and lives in blood. Spread by the bite of tsetse flies which only live in Africa.
No means of moving• Protozoans that reproduce by forming spores. Called sporozonas. – a protozoan that is a parasite and lives in blood, may cause malaria• All sporozonas are parasites• Live in the blood of their host
Malaria• Sporozoan Plasmodium causes malaria.• Mosquitoes spread malaria when they draw blood from an infected person. The sporozoan enters the mosquito and reproduces. The mosquito transfers the sporozoans when it bites another person.• Malaria can be deadly and it affects ½ billion people every year.• It kills 1 –3 million a year.
How Protists Survive• Objectives: – 1. describe how protists digest food – 2. explain how protists maintain water balance – 3. discuss how protists react to their environment and reproduce.
Protists• Carry out all of the basic life activities.• Most are single-celled, but not simple• Cells must perform the duties of tissues and organs in a plant or an animal.
Getting and Digesting Food• Algae makes their own food• Protozoans do not• Euglena does both• Amoebas trap other protists• Paramecia use their cilia to sweep food particles over their surface. – The food moves into an opening called the gullet on the paramecium’s side. The gullet is like the mouth of an animal
Paramecium eating1.Enters gullet2. The gullet encloses the food within a bubble like structure called a food vacuole3. Small packets of food travel all through the paramecium and chemicals in the food vacuole break down the food.4. The food leaves the food vacuole to be used by the paramecium.5. Food that is not digested leaves the paramecium through an opening called the anal pore.Amoebas and other protozoans also digest food inside the food vacuoles.
Maintaining Water Balance• Most protist live in a watery environment• Water moves easily through the cell membrane which causes a problem• Think of a dry sponge. What happens to the sponge as it gets wet?• This is what happens to protists if they can not control the water intake
Osmosis• The water molecules outside the protists are more concentrated and the chemical molecules and water inside the protists are not as concentrated.• This difference in concentration causes water to move into the protist from the outside.• Osmosis is the movement of water through a cell membrane.
Passive Transport• Water molecules move from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration.• This is a type of passive transport, or movement, that doesn’t use cellular energy.
Cell’s burst• Too much water causes a protist to burst like a water balloon.• To avoid bursting, protists release water that is not needed.• Structures called contractible vacuoles collect water. They contract or pull together to squeeze the water out of the protist.• Contractile vacuoles carry out the same functions as your kidneys when you drink too much water.
Sensing and Reacting• All organisms must be able to sense and react to signals in their environment.• Many protists have an eyespot, which can sense changes in the brightness of light.• Eyespots allow algae to move to areas where the light is brighter. With brighter light they can make food more quickly.
Sensing and Reacting• Protozoans can sense food in their environment and move toward it.• Protozoans can sense harmful chemicals and move away from it.• Can move away from objects in it’s way.• Paramecium’s that bump into an object, reverse by using their cilia.
Reproduction• Single-celled protist reproduce by dividing into 2 cells. The result is 2 protists that look the same as the original cell and is an example of asexual reproduction.• Some reproduce in pairs. Each member of the pair gives some hereditary material to the offspring. The offspring is different from either parent. This is an example of sexual reproduction.
Fungi• Objectives – Identify the properties of fungi – Describe the features of several types of fungi – List ways in which fungi are helpful and harmful
Fungi• More then 50,000 species belong to this kingdom.• Grow in the coldest and hottest places on Earth.• Live in water, soil, in or on other organism including humans.• When you eat mushrooms, bread made with yeast, you are eating fungi.
Properties of Fungi• Do no move from place to place• Cannot make their own food.• Have no chloroplast like algae.• Reproduce by releasing spores.• Most are many celled and a few are single celled.
Properties of Fungi• Most live in moist, dark, warm places.• Most are saprophytes because they decompose waste or dead matter.• Grow by producing fine tubelike threads called hyphae.• Hyphae extends to soil or material they feed on.• A mass of hyphae is called mycelium – usually looks white and fuzzy.