BC: By: Patience Bryant
FC: Protists Project | By: Patience Bryant
1: Apicomplexa | Apicomplexa is the cause of, commonly referred to today as, Malaria. Malaria is a disease that is spread by mosquito's. This disease is most common in Africa, Asia, Sub Saharan and the America's. Apicomplexa dwells in the humans red blood cells. The disease multiplies and affects other parts of the body such as, the liver.
2: Amoebic Meningoencephalitis | This protist lives in warm, still freshwater. It enter through the central nervous system after you inhale the infected water. It spreads by feeding on nerve tissue and reproducing very rapidly. symptoms are headache, nausea, delirium, seizures, and death within fourteen days of exposure. Amoebic Meningoencephalitis attaches itself to the olfactory nerve then travels to the cribiform plate and it finally makes it to the olfactory bulbs of the forebrain.
3: Toxoplasmosis | Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that can be found in mammals such as, cats, mice, rats, and humans. It is commonly passed on by a cat eating a mouse with this parasite. | The cat uses the bathroom, and the human cleans the cat litter. It is extremely dangerous for pregnant women to go near cat litter a if there is toxoplasmosis it could enter the fetus and result in the loss of the baby and sometimes mother. symptoms are muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, cysts in the nervous tissue and many more
4: Myxobolus Cerebralis | This protozoan parasite causes "whirling disease" in salmon and trout. It is transmitted to the fish at an early age. This disease causes fish to swim in an unusual corkscrew pattern and causes deformation in the body. This disease can not be passed on to humans. this can however be passed on to other fish even after they die because the parasite lingers in the bones and as they decompose the parasite is released and attaches itself to other fish in the stream.
5: Pfiesterias | Pfiesterias is a type of dinoflagellates that when grouped together form red tide which is common near the ocean. They secrete a toxin that can kill fish. They also produce a paralytic toxin that builds up in shellfish and when a human comes in contact to it they could die.
6: Diatoms | the shells of dead diatoms are found in things such as toothpaste and scouring powders. I is used as an abrasive to clean our teeth and other surfaces. without this our teeth would most likely be disgusting. Did you know that Diatoms fit together like a pill box. The top is slightly bigger than the bottom.
7: Volvox | Volvox is a type of algae that exist in a colony. the individual algae come together to form a colony so they can preform everyday functions necessary for reproduction, growth, and health. The cells can break away whenever they want to form a new colony.
8: Spirogyra | Spirogyra have a single layer of cells that when broken up, can survive by themselves since they have no cell has a specific function is must carry out. If you look in a pond the green slime is most likely Spirogyra. The chloroplasts of the spirogyra is the center of the production of starches.