Phytoplankton

Multiple Orders
Scale 2 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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PLAY: Phytoplankton has a MOVE of 1
FACT: Phytoplankton are the main source of food for almost all fish.

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Phytoplankton /ˌfaɪtoʊˈplæŋktən/ are the autotrophic (self-feeding) components of the plankton community and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems. The name comes from the Greek words φυτόν (phyton), meaning “plant“, and πλαγκτός (planktos), meaning “wanderer” or “drifter”.[1] Most phytoplankton are too small to be individually seen with the unaided eye. However, when present in high enough numbers, some varieties may be noticeable as […] read more

Penicillium

Penicillium chrysogenum
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Fact: The antibiotic, Penicillin G, is derived from this species of fungus.

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Penicillium chrysogenum is a species of fungus in the family Trichocomaceae. It is common in temperateand subtropical regions and can be found on salted food products,[1] but it is mostly found in indoor environments, especially in damp or water-damaged buildings.[2] It was previously known as Penicillium notatum.[3] It has rarely been reported as a cause […] read more

Thecamoeba

Amoeba genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 3
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Play: Thecamoeba has a MOVE of 2, and is considered an HETEROTROPH.

Fact: Amoebas are often defined as unicellular organisms with no defined shape.

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Thecamoeba is a genus of Amoebozoa. It includes the species Thecamoeba hilla .[1] (From: Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Pinnularia

Diatom group
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Pinnularia is considered an AUXOTROPH.

Fact: Pinnularia are common form of phytoplankton and have cell walls made of slilica (called a frustule).

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Pinnularia is a fresh water alga more specifically a type of Bacillariophyta (diatom). Pinnularia is a predominantly fresh-water alga, usually found in ponds and moist soil. They can also be found in springs, estuaries, sediments, and oceans. Members of this genus are most commonly found in 40cm (1¼ ft) of water, at 5°C (40 °F). […] read more

Rhizamoeba

Amoeba genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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Play: Rhizamoeba has a MOVE of 2, and is considered an HETEROTROPH.

Fact: Amoebas are often defined as unicellular organisms with no defined shape.

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Rhizamoeba is an Amoebozoa genus.[1][2] (From: Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Tetrahymena

Tetrahymena genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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Play: Tetrahymena has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH.

Fact: Tetrahymena is a widely used model organism in biological research.

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Tetrahymena are free-living ciliate protozoa that can also switch from commensalistic to pathogenicmodes of survival. They are common in freshwater ponds. Tetrahymena species used as model organisms in biomedical research are T. thermophila and T. pyriformis.[1] (From: Wikipedia, July 2015) read more