 Supergroup: Excavata It is a Diplomonad Lives in the intestines of mammals Infects people when they drink water  cont...
 Supergroup: Excavata It is a Parabasalid It is a sexually transmitted parasite that  infects about 5 million people ea...
 Supergroup: Excavata It is a Euglenozoan Has an eyespot which it uses to “look” for  its food Uses flagella to move a...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Dinoflagellate Inhabits the Gulf of Mexico Releases toxins that kill invertebrates...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is an Apicomplexan It is a parasite that causes Malaria in  humans Almost all deaths du...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Ciliate They contain many cilia that help them  to move around and capture their pr...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Diatom They are photosynthetic They are found in marine environments,  sometimes a...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Golden algae It is flagellated, which aids in its mobility. It produces a toxin th...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Brown algae It is commonly known as “Giant Kelp” It is found in the eastern Pacifi...
 Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is an Oomycete Causes potato late blight, which turn the  roots of potato plants to blac...
 Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Chlorarachniophyte Is an autotrophic amoeba Has a nucleomorph (which shows that it  is a...
 Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Foram It is a found in marine environments and  can survive under high salinity Has been...
 Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Radiolarian Found in ocean depths of 99- 510 meters Have axopods that give the protists ...
 Supergroup: Archaeplastida It is a Red algae It is brownish- red in color It is found in Ireland and Britain It is a...
 Supergroup: Archaeplastida It is a Chlorophyte Carotenoid pigments in this species turn  snow red, creating a “Waterme...
 Supergroup: Archaeplastida It is a Charophycean It is sometimes, although rarely, found in  the Baltic Sea at very low...
 Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Slime mold Is most commonly found on forest floors Is used frequently in studying  multi...
 Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Gymnamoeba Eats by using pseudopods to catch the  surrounding organisms It uses pseudopo...
 Supergroup: Unikonta It is an Entamoeba Is pathogenic Causes amebic dysentry Is spread by contaminated water, food, ...
 Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Nucleariid Has been found in warm spring water in  Japan Can exist as either spherical a...
 Supergroup: Unikonta It is a Choanoflagellate Has been a major topic of study because its  genome has revealed that it...
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  1. 1.  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.
  2. 2.  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.
  3. 3.  Supergroup: Excavata It is a Euglenozoan Has an eyespot which it uses to “look” for its food Uses flagella to move around
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5.  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.
  6. 6.  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.
  7. 7.  Supergroup: Chromalveolata It is a Diatom They are photosynthetic They are found in marine environments, sometimes attached to marine life.
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  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
  10. 10.  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
  11. 11.  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
  12. 12.  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.
  13. 13.  Supergroup: Rhizaria It is a Radiolarian Found in ocean depths of 99- 510 meters Have axopods that give the protists their buoyancy
  14. 14.  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.
  15. 15.  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
  16. 16.  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.
  17. 17.  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
  18. 18.  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
  19. 19.  Supergroup: Unikonta It is an Entamoeba Is pathogenic Causes amebic dysentry Is spread by contaminated water, food, or eating utensils
  20. 20.  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
  21. 21.  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.

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