Sunday, November 15, 2009


Contain flagellated Euglenoids and kinetoplastids
Mostly autotrophic
Contain mitochondria
And extranuclear DNA housed in a kinetoplast

l      Includes both photosynthetic and heterotrophic flagellates
l      Euglenoids- one or two flagella that emerge from an anterior chamber; storage of polymer paramylon.
l      Chlorophyll; lack cell walls
l      Some have a red eyespot

l      Kinetoplastid- single large mitochondrion that contains extranuclear DNA

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