Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alveolata,Dinoflagellata,Apicomplexa,Cilliophora (cilliates) and Stramenopila

Dinoflagellates, apicomplexans, and ciliates
All contain membrane bounded cavities (alveoli)
Abundant components of phytoplankton
Some are also heterotrophic
Contain plates of cellulose armor
Two or more flagella propel the protist
Cause Red tides
Pfiesteria piscicida is carnivorous
All are parasites of animals
Cilliophora (cilliates)
All use cilia to move around
Among the most complex of all cells
Includes heterotrophic groups as well as photosynthetic organismsAll have numerous fine, hairlike projections on the flagella

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