Plant-like protists include different groups of organisms, such as different types of algae, diatoms, dinoflagellates and euglenoids. Protists can be either uni-cellular or multicellular. For example, in the algae group, red algae are multicellular, but certain types of green algae can be either uni-cellular or multicellular.Continue Reading
Seaweed and kelp are types of multicellular algae, while phytoplankton are unicellular. Diatoms, dinoflagellates and euglenoids are typically uni-cellular organisms. Dinoflagellates have flagella for movement in water. If red dinoflagellates reproduce quickly, red tides, which can be toxic if eaten, may appear in bodies of water.
Protists are eukaryotic organisms that live in water or moist regions. Some, such as green algae, can make their own food through photosynthesis, while others are heterotrophs that eat other protists. For example, some types of euglenoids do not contain chloroplast, so they eat other protists.Learn more about Botany
The five main groups of single-celled organisms are protozoa, archaea, bacteria, unicellular fungi and unicellular algae. While single-celled organisms can be either eukaryotic or prokaryotic, most are prokaryotes. The two domains into which prokaryotic cells are divided are archaea and bacteria.Full Answer >
Protists form a large and varied group of organisms, which fall into three distinct groups based on what they eat. Photosynthetic protists produce energy from sunlight just as plants do, while chemosynthetic protists break down chemicals. The third group, heterotrophic protists, consume outside material as food.Full Answer >
The three different types of protists are protozoa, algae and fungus-like protists. These types are unofficially categorized by how they obtain nutrition. All protists are eukaryotes.Full Answer >
The types of protists, which are eukaryotes, that aren't animals, fungi or plants include euglenoza, alevolates, stramenopiles, red algae, slime molds and choanoflagellates. The alevolate group includes ciliates, sporozoans and dinoflagellates. The stramenopile group includes diatoms, golden algae, green algae and water molds.Full Answer >