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1

t/f most protozoa are found in water or damp places

true

2

protozoa most often reproduce

sexually

3

protozoa are covered by a

cell membrane

4

protozoa store food in structures called

vacuoles

5

t/f protozoa have brains and a nervous system

false

6

are protozoa harmful or helpful to man

both

7

what type of organism causes malaria

protist (plasmodium)

8

how many people are infected with malaria a year

5,000,000

9

which organism is the vector for transmission of malaria to humans

anopholes mosquitoe

10

vector for african sleeping sickness and protist that causes the disease

tse tse fly; trypanosoma

11

why are protists grouped together

they are not fungi, animals, or plants

12

how do most protists resist harsh environments

forming a cyst and slowing metabolism in times of stress

13

protists are typically an important component of which habitats

marine

14

why are kelps in the marine habitats important

produce most of the oxygen in the atmosphere

15

are protists parasitic

they can be

16

what would you look for to distinguish between a plant and a protist

presence of an embryo