Ch 49: Types of Protozoa

About This Chapter

Use this overview of types of protozoa to improve your understanding of diseases like trichomoniasis, malaria, and toxoplasmosis. These lessons can help you feel better prepared to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

Types of Protozoa - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on types of protozoa, brief lessons cover topics such as amoebic dysentery and protists. You'll also review what makes amoebas unique and the different types. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss diseases caused by entamoeba histolytica
  • Recall how entamoeba gingivalis can be controlled
  • Explain the life cycle and morphology of plasmodium vivax
  • Discuss how to treat malaria
  • List causes of toxoplasmosis
  • Recount treatments for trichomoniasis

Our expert instructors provide helpful examples in each lesson to help you grasp the concepts presented. A multiple-choice quiz is available to test your knowledge after each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as offline worksheets. The quizzes link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong you can quickly review that topic.

7 Lessons in Chapter 49: Types of Protozoa
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Amoeba Protist: Type & Description

1. Amoeba Protist: Type & Description

In this lesson we will explore what makes a protist a protist and an amoeba an amoeba. We will also look at some unique characteristics of these organisms, such as their movement and their method of food consumption.

Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

2. Entamoeba Histolytica & Amoebic Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Every science class starting in middle school, examines the Amoeba. In this lesson, we will dig into the world of one potentially deadly amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica, and the diseases it can cause. You probably didn't learn about this in Intro Bio!

Entamoeba Gingivalis: Structure, Diseases & Control Measures

3. Entamoeba Gingivalis: Structure, Diseases & Control Measures

Entamoeba gingivalis is a microorganism that is found in the mouth of humans. Learn more about Entamoeba gingivalis, including details about its structure, link to diseases, and possible ways to control this microorganism.

What is Plasmodium Vivax?  - Life Cycle & Morphology

4. What is Plasmodium Vivax? - Life Cycle & Morphology

Plasmodium vivax is a parasite that causes human malaria. It cycles between human and mosquito hosts to replicate. This lesson will talk about how P. vivax goes through this life cycle, and what makes it unique from other human malaria parasites.

Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

5. Malaria: Prevention and Treatment

In this lesson examining malaria, we will look at the impact of the disease in the U.S. and the major methods of preventing the disease. We will also discuss how to correctly treat patients stricken by malaria.

Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms

6. Toxoplasmosis: Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Would you believe that 30-60% of people on the planet have been infected by a parasite and most never even know it? In this lesson, we will examine the disease toxoplasmosis and its causative agent, Toxoplasma gondii.

Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

7. Trichomoniasis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Protozoa don't often cause sexually transmitted diseases. One exception is Trichomonas vaginalis. In this lesson we will investigate the major characteristics of this unique parasite.

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