Protists chapter 28. By: P ablo J Fonseca *(with help and information from Google search engine and Campbell Reece AP biology textbook). Introduction to Protist .
By: Pablo J Fonseca
*(with help and information from Google search engine and Campbell Reece AP biology textbook)
What is a Protist? A Protist is virtually any eukaryote that is neither a plant, animal, or fungi. Throughout this PowerPoint I will introduce you with some of the most significant groups of protists. You will learn about their structural and biochemical adaptations as well as their enormous impact on ecosystems, human health, industry, and the world.
Now that we have examined some of the broad patterns in eukaryotic evolution, we will look more closely at several of the main clades of Protist.
The clade stramenopiles includes several groups of heterotrophs as well as certain groups of algae. The name of the clade refers to a flagellum with numerous fine, hair like projections, a characteristic of these protists. In most stramenopiles, this “hairy” flagellum is paired with a smooth(non-hairy) flagellum. In some stramenopiles groups, the only flagellated cells are motile reproductive cells.
- Oomycetes include water molds, white rusts, and downy mildews. Early morphological studies show that these organisms show that they organisms are fungi.