Supergroup: Excavata It is a Diplomonad Lives in the intestines of mammals Infects people when they drink water contaminated with feces that has the cysts of the protist. Causes severe diarrhea The way to kill the this parasite is by boiling it.
Supergroup: Excavata It is a Parabasalid It is a sexually transmitted parasite that infects about 5 million people each year. It travels along the reproductive and urinary tracts by moving its flagellum along the mucous- coated linings. Is known to infect the vagina in females, but can also infect the urinary tract in males.
Supergroup: Excavata It is a Euglenozoan Has an eyespot which it uses to “look” for its food Uses flagella to move around
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Dinoflagellate Inhabits the Gulf of Mexico Releases toxins that kill invertebrates and fishes. People who eat mollusks with the toxins released by this protist can potentially die in serious cases.
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is an Apicomplexan It is a parasite that causes Malaria in humans Almost all deaths due to malaria are cases of this specific protist.
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Ciliate They contain many cilia that help them to move around and capture their prey They live in fresh water They have 2 nuclei It is sometimes referred to as a“slipper” because of its shape.
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Diatom They are photosynthetic They are found in marine environments, sometimes attached to marine life.
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Golden algae It is flagellated, which aids in its mobility. It produces a toxin that kills fish. However, it poses no known threat to humans.
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Brown algae It is commonly known as “Giant Kelp” It is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean It can grow up to 45 meters long, as many as 2 feet a day
Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is an Oomycete Causes potato late blight, which turn the roots of potato plants to black slime Cause of the potato famine in Ireland
Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Chlorarachniophyte Is an autotrophic amoeba Has a nucleomorph (which shows that it is an example of endosymbiosis with algae) Contains pseudopodia
Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Foram It is a found in marine environments and can survive under high salinity Has been found in a variety of places, including European seas, around Guam, in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Mediterranean.
Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Radiolarian Found in ocean depths of 99- 510 meters Have axopods that give the protists their buoyancy
Supergroup: Archaeplastida It is a Red algae It is brownish- red in color It is found in Ireland and Britain It is a seasonal algae, appearing between October to March.
Supergroup: Archaeplastida It is a Chlorophyte Carotenoid pigments in this species turn snow red, creating a “Watermelon Snow” effect They can carry out photosynthesis despite the temperatures. The snow actually acts as a shield for these organisms
Supergroup: Archaeplastida It is a Charophycean It is sometimes, although rarely, found in the Baltic Sea at very low salinities It is mainly found in fresh water in northeastern Europe, particularly Finland, Sweden, and Russia.
Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Slime mold Is most commonly found on forest floors Is used frequently in studying multicellularity, because they are examples of how they mutate so that they can reproduce
Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Gymnamoeba Eats by using pseudopods to catch the surrounding organisms It uses pseudopods to move around as well It is found in marshy areas
Supergroup: Unikonta It is an Entamoeba Is pathogenic Causes amebic dysentry Is spread by contaminated water, food, or eating utensils
Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Nucleariid Has been found in warm spring water in Japan Can exist as either spherical and floating or a flattened amoeboid form They are heterotrophic
Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Choanoflagellate Has been a major topic of study because its genome has revealed that it has many similarities to algae. Because it has so many similarities, a hypothesis suggests that in early evolutionary history, a Choanoflagellate engulfed an algae, and this particular species is the result.