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Dinoflagellates: Characteristics, Examples & Classification

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How many flagella do dinoflagellates have?

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1. Some species of dinoflagellates secrete ______ into the water, which can cause a 'red tide'.

2. Dinoflagellates are ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at why you might see amazing fluorescent blue radiating from the ocean, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of dinoflagellates. The topics that are tested in the quiz include the number of flagella and how the red tide occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions test these aspects of dinoflagellates:

  • The number of flagella they have
  • What some secrete
  • How many species exist
  • Their reproduction
  • What their characteristics are

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what some dinoflagellates secrete from the related dinoflagellates lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how dinoflagellates reproduce
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions how many flagella dinoflagellates have

Additional Learning

To delve deeper into this topic, you can read the lesson entitled Dinoflagellates: Characteristics, Examples & Classification. Some objectives you will be able to meet with this lesson include:

  • Define flagella
  • Know the parts of these organisms
  • Describe how dinoflagellates can be classified
  • Understand the differences between photosynthetic and heterotrophic forms
  • Name common examples of this species
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