You get to familiarize yourself with a very important group of eukaryotes the protists. Discover fascinating details about this diverse group, and learn how some species cause great harm while other species provide great benefits.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What is a protist?
~ Most protists are single-celled microorganisms that have internal organelles. Some protists, like many of the algae, can be multicellular.
What are the six types of protists?
~ The six types of protists include flagellates, sporozoans, rhizopods, ciliates, algae, and slime molds.
Members of which group of protists live some of their lives as parasites and some of their lives as non-moving, infective cells?
~ Sporozoans live part of their lives as parasites and part as non-moving, infective cells.
What are some of the illnesses that can be caused by protists?
~ Protists can causes diseases such as malaria, intestinal amebiasis, meningitis, and African sleeping sickness.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be familiar with the term protista.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|