Organisms of the Kingdom Protista

Karl Roberts kr1 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Mon Jan 13 08:17:09 EST 1997

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
            Bursaria truncatella
            Stentor coeruleus
            Vorticella microstoma
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.

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