Author-Avery Verzaal

 

Protists and Fungi, Oh My!

 

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Table of Contents

Protists,what are they?.......................................................................................................3

Differences between animal-like an plant-like?.....................................................................................................................................4

Where do they live?...............................................................................................................5

Why should we care about protists?....................................................................................6

Euglena....................................................................................................................................7

Paramecium............................................................................................................................8

Amoeba....................................................................................................................................9

Vocabulary................................................................................................................................10

What are fungi?.........................................................................................................................11

How are fungi different from plants and protists?....................................................................12

How do they like to live?............................................................................................................13

How can fungi help and hurt people and other organisms?...................................................14

Vocabulary...................................................................................................................................15

What are Protists?

Protists are eukaryotic cells with a true nucles. Most protists are microscopic,(that means you have to see them through a microscope!)Protists have flagella. cilia, or a psuedopod to move around.Protists are also heterotrophs.

What's the difference between animal-like and plant-like protists?

Animal-like protists are heterotrophs that ingest or absorb food after capturing of trapping it. Plant-like protists are autotrophs that produce food through photosynthesis.

Where do these things live?

Protists live in moist,aquatic enviorments, like pools, rivers, ponds, or lakes.

protists live in here

Why do we care about protists?

They are decomposers, which put back nutrients back into the environment. You could say life depends on them because they release oxygen for us to breathe.

Euglena

Euglena are unicelluar with a cell membrane. They also have a flagella to move around. like plants, the have chloropasts.

Parmecium

Paramecium have cilia,which helps them move.

Amoeba

Amoeba have pseudopods, or false feet to help them move.

Flagella~ a long whip-like tail used to move and catch food

Cilia~ Small hair-like projections on the cell membrane of a cell

Pseudopod~finger like projection of the cell membrane and cytoplasm;also means false foot

Vocabulary

Protozoan~ a single celled,microscopic animal, such as an amoeba

What are fungi?

Fungi are eukaryotic cells with a true nucleus. They include unicellular and multicellular organisms.Most fungi dont move and produce through tiny spores.

How do they differ from plants and protists?

Plant-like protists are autotrophs and don't photosynthesize. They differ from plants by lacking chloroplasts and don't photosynthesize. Fungi also don't produce oxygen because they are decomposers. 

How do they like to live?

Fungi absorb nutrients from living or dead organic matter that they grow on. 

How can fungi help and hurt other organisms and people?

Fungi can be helpful to us humans by it being edible, like the mushrooms we eat. We also use fungi to make some of the produts we use everyday, like, yeast to make our bread rise, soy sauce, and cheese! But fungi can also be very harmful to us. It can cause diseases like athletes foot.

Vocabulary

Hyphae~Long strands that allow the fungi to obtain nutrients

Fruiting Body~ The spores of the fungus

 

Spore~The part in which the fungus reproduces

Lichen~ Algae living with fungi