Plantlike Protists: Unicellular Algae

Euglenophytes

Euglena (See Euglena Coloring Sheet )

live in water
have flagella for movement
use chloroplasts for photosynthesis, but can turn into heterotrophs if they are kept in the dark
eyespot used for sensing light and dark
pellicle - like a cell wall, helps maintain their shapes

euglena 2

Chrysophytes
phaeoplaca2_bga
Diatoms
Arranged Diatoms on Microscope Slides in the California Academy of Sciences Diatom Collection
Dinoflagellates
Ceratium tripos (light micrograph)

Ecology of Unicellular Algae

Merchants Millpond - Canoe and Green and Red Algae

Plantlike Protists: Red, Brown, Green Algae

Green Algae: Phylum Chlorophyta

Unicellular green algae, Colonial (volvox), Multicellular (ulva, sea lettuce)

Spirogyra

live in water, multicellular
named after a spiral shaped chloroplast
autotrophic

SPIROGYRA

Funguslike Protists

dog vomit slime mold

Dog Vomit Slime Mold - because it looks like dog puke, but it's really a protist, in the phylum Myxomycota