Protozoa: Characteristics and Habitats

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Which protozoan is responsible for causing malaria?

Plasmodium

What is the structure that extends from the cell surface of protozoa and moves in a whip-like motion?

Flagella

In which type of habitats can protozoa be found?

Moist habitats including fresh water, marine environments, and soil

What do all protozoans have in common?

They possess a true nucleus

What is the mode of nutrition for protozoans?

Autotrophic in sunlight and heterotrophic in dark

What is the main method of reproduction for Euglena viridis?

Asexual longitudinal binary fission

Where is starch stored in Euglena viridis?

In paramylum bodies

What is the locomotory organ in Giardia, a flagellate parasitic protozoan animal?

Flagella

Which organelle is responsible for the storage of starch in Euglena viridis?

Paramylum bodies

Where does Giardia, the parasitic protozoan, live?

In the intestine of humans

What is the locomotory organ of Giardia?

Flagella

How does Euglena viridis reproduce under favorable conditions?

By binary fission

Which organelle is responsible for the storage of starch in protozoa?

Chloroplast

Which organelle is responsible for propelling the microbe around in protozoa?

Flagella

Where is starch stored in Euglena viridis?

In the paramylum bodies

What is the main method of reproduction for Euglena viridis?

Asexual reproduction by longitudinal binary fission

Where does Giardia, the parasitic protozoan, live?

In the intestine of human

Which organelle is responsible for the storage of starch in Euglena viridis?

Paramylum bodies

What do all protozoans have in common?

Heterotrophic mode of nutrition

What is the locomotory organ of Giardia?

Flagella

Which structure provides Euglena viridis with a photoreceptive capability similar to an eye?

Eye spot

Test your knowledge about the characteristics and habitats of protozoa, single-celled organisms that come in diverse shapes and sizes. Learn about their motility and how some species can cause diseases in humans and other animals.

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