Class notes (Protists)

The domain Eukarya consists mostly of protists Each of the 7 major groups of Eukarya contain protists Amoebozoa Opisthokonta Excavata Plantae Rhizaria Aveolata Stramenopila Contractile vacuoles – expel water from the cell Protist patterns of nutrition Autotrophic (algae, plant-like) – capable of synthesizing own food Heterotrophic – feeds from other organisms ingestors (protozoa, animal-like) absorbers […]


Giardia Lamblia Giardia Lamblia is a waterborne protist that causes the disease giardiasis. It is one of the most common causes of waterborne diseases in the United States, while giardiasis is the most common intestinal parasitic disease affecting humans. These parasites are found in nearly any water source; streams, lakes, public water supplies, swimming pools, […]