Page 198F: Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi
Bacteria: Life History and Ecology
Visit this site to learn all about bacteria. Bacteria are placed into three groups based on their response to atmospheric oxygen.
Visit this site by the University of Delaware to learn more about chemosynthesis and chemosynthetic bacteria. Find out here what chemical compound chemosynthetic bacteria use to produce food and energy.
Protist Image Data: The Picture Gallery
Go to this site to see photographs and other images of many kinds of protists. Scroll down and click on green algae to see how many species of green algae there are.
Introduction to the Dinoflagellata
At this site you can learn more about the protist group called dinoflagellates. Dinoflagellates are the organisms responsible for producing red tides.
What are harmful algal blooms (HABs)?
Visit this site by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to find out what causes harmful algal blooms, such as red tides.
About Red Tide…
Go to this site to learn all about red tides. Scroll down to the facts to find out what red tides are and how they form.
Harmful Algal Blooms
At this site by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) you can learn more about red tides and other harmful algal blooms. You can click on any of the links provided, or scroll down to learn more about the planktonic organisms that cause harmful algal blooms.
Natural Perspective: Fungus Kingdom
At this site you can find out more about the fungus kingdom. Scroll down to read about club fungi, the Basidiomycota.
At this site you can read about the club fungi and how they reproduce. The site includes a graphic and several photographs of hyphae, basidia, spores, and various types of club fungi.
At this abcNEWS site you can read about the honey mushroom, a fungus with the scientific name Armillaria ostoyae. The site includes a good photograph of the aboveground portion of this fungus (the mushrooms).
World’s Largest Living Organism Found
Visit this site to read about the fungus, Armillaria ostoyae, the largest living organism. This fungus has a diameter of 3.5 miles (5.6 km).