The Euglena Coloring Key

Original Document: The Euglena

Euglena are unicellular organisms classified into the Kingdom Protista, and the Phylum Euglenophyta. All euglena have chloroplasts and can make their own food by photosynthesis. They are not completely autotrophic though, euglena can also absorb food from their environment; euglena usually live in quiet ponds or puddles.

Euglena move by a flagellum (plural ‚ flagella), which is a long whip-like structure that acts like a little motor. The flagellum is located on the anterior (front) end, and twirls in such a way as to pull the cell through the water. It is attached at an inward pocket called the reservoir.................Text Abbreviated......

Color the Euglena according to the directions. Organelles can be identified based on their descriptions and locations Answer the following questions

1. Are euglena unicellular or multicellular? unicellular

2. What Kingdom do euglena belong to? What Phylum? Kingdom Protista, Phylum Euglenophyta

3. What organelle carries out photosynthesis? chloroplastseuglena

4. On which end is the flagellum located? anterior

5. Define autotrophic. can make own food (photosynthesis)

6. Define heterotrophic. must consume food

7. Describe the two ways in which the euglena get their nutrients. absorption, photosynthesis

8. What is the eyespot used for? detecting light

9. What is the function of the nucleus? control cell activities

10. What is the function of the contractile vacuole? What would happen if the cell did not have this organelle. removes excess water, cell could explode

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