Why discuss the organisms in Kingdom Protista?
Protists exist as a kind of “grey area” in biology. The organisms found in this kingdom are varied, and often seem like they might be more closely related to organisms in another kingdom: some protists resemble bacteria, some resemble fungi, and some resemble plants.
One group of these plant-like protists are the micro-algae. Watch this video to learn how these microscopic organisms could serve as a future fuel source:
- Identify the common characteristics of protists
- Classify protists into unique categories
- Describe the role that protists play in the ecosystem