Here are some common examples of the members of Kingdom Protista
Sarcodina: Amoeba proteus
Naeglaria fowlerii- agent of meningioencephalitis
Acanthamoeba castellani- agent of corneal eye infections
Actinosphaerium eichhorni- heliozoan
Elphidium crispa- foraminiferan
Entamoeba histolytica- agent of amebiasis (gastroenteritis)
Mastigophora: Trypanosoma gambiense- agent of African trypanosomaisis
T. rhodesiense- same as above
T. cruzii- agent of American trypanosomaisis
Cryptomonas ovata- zooxanthellae of Radiolaria
Euglena gracilis- note: some place the Euglenoids in their
own phylum, the Euglenophyta
Giardia intestinalis- agent of traveller's diarrhea
Ciliophora: Paramecium multimicronucleatum
Balantidium coli- agent of water-bourne gastroenteritis
Sporozoa: Plasmodium vivax- agent of malaria
Babesia bigemina- agent of Texas Fever in cattle
This is a tiny list of common organisms. I suggest you continue your
research by consulting works such as "How to Know the Protozoa" by T.J.
Jahn, as well as other current books on the taxonomy of Kingdom Protista
which should be readily available at most libraries. I hope this helps.
Karl J. Roberts
Assistant Proffessor of Biology
On 13 Jan 1997, CPTRWIZ wrote:
> I am currently working on a report and I am in desperate need of a list, or
> at least a few examples, of the organisms of the Phyla Pyrrophyta,
> Euglenophyta, Chrysophyta, Zoomastigina, Sarcodina, Apicomplexa, and
> Ciliophora in the Kingdom Protista. Like I said earlier, I at least need
> the names of a few organisms from each phylum. Any help would be great.
> Thank you very much for your time and help.