a) The first micro-organism appears to be heterotrophic. You notice that it moves through water by using a long whip-like structure. What is the most probable phylum of the micro-organism? Is this protist considered plant-like, animal-like, or fungus like?. Explain.
b) The second micro-organism also swims with a whip-like structure, yet it contains chloroplasts and carry out photosynthesis in the presence of sunlight. What is the most probable indentify of the micro-organism? Is this protist considered plant-like, animal-like, or fungus-like?. Explain.
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The first description is Domain Eukarya, and Phylum Unikonta. This group includes organisms with a single flagellum or no flagella as seen in Ameba. Some members have animal and some have fungal characteristics. The second description sounds much like a Euglena.These are in Domain Eukarya and Phylum Euglenozoa. They are flagellated protozoans. Many are free-living and some are parasitic. However, euglena possess two flagella and have chlrophyll, thus can produce food by photosynthesis. Some can also absorb nutrients in order to feed.
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