Do Protists Have Cell Walls?


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Which type of algal protists has a pellicle?

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1. What is the name of the gelatinous substance in which colonial algal protists are embedded?

2. Which species of algae have trabeculae to give them shape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet can be used to evaluate your understanding of protist forms, components, and structure, with questions addressing related material covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll find questions concerning these topics:

  • Type of algae protist that has a pellicle
  • What distinguishes the Oomycetes from the fungi
  • Girdle bands
  • Protist that steals materials to build their cell covering
  • Gelatinous substance in which colonial algal protists are embedded

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important information from the lesson on algal protists
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure that you can differentiate between Oomycetes and fungi
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of girdle bands to correctly identify one in a given image
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which protists steal materials for their cell coverings

Additional Learning

To learn more about protists, you can review the accompanying lesson, Do Protists Have Cell Walls? This lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Understand what constitutes an organism being classified as a protist
  • Define cell wall and frustule
  • Describe polymers
  • Know the purpose of cellulose
  • Familiarize yourself with trabeculae structures
  • Describe the extracellular matrix
  • Learn about amoeba tests