Funguslike Protists: Characteristics & Ecological Role


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Which of the following is a similarity between fungi and funguslike protists?

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1. What is the ecological role of funguslike protists?

2. What is a difference between fungi and water molds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you know about funguslike protists with this worksheet/quiz. Topics include the similarity between fungus and funguslike protists and the ecological role of funguslike protists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following points:

  • Difference between water molds and fungi
  • Comparison between fungi and slime molds
  • Problem(s) caused by fungus

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast fungi and water molds
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the connection between funguslike protists and fungus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ecological role of funguslike protists

Additional Learning

You can learn more about protists with the video lesson entitled Funguslike Protists: Characteristics & Ecological Role. The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition of protists
  • Spores produced by molds
  • Role of water molds in ecology
  • Characteristics of slime molds