Alveolates: Dinoflagellates, Apicomplexans & Ciliates


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In which kingdom of life do alveolates belong?

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1. Alveolates are defined by the presence of alveoli. What are these?

2. Based on their defining traits and structure, which group of alveolates is almost always predatorial, but not parasitic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of alveolates. You will be tested on the kingdom alveolates belong to and the types of alveolates that can form blooms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz provides you with practice questions regarding:

  • Definition of alveoli
  • Significance of the apical complex
  • Type of alveolates that can form blooms
  • Kingdom alveolates belong in
  • Group of alveolates that are predatorial

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the group of alveolates that are predatorial
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as alveoli
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the significance of the apical complex

Additional Learning

For a more thorough understanding of alveolates, read through the lesson titled Alveolates: Dinoflagellates, Apicomplexans & Ciliates. Through this lesson, you will:

  • Identify what alveolates are and how they survive in the environment
  • Understand the characteristics of each type of alveolates
  • Review the number of different species that have been identified under each type of alveolates