Chapter 19: Protists and Fungi

Flagellate

Video of Peranema, a flagellate protozoan, taken under a light microscope

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/peranema/

(Main Idea: Animal-like protists move in various ways.)

Ameoba

Video of an amoeba using pseudopodia to move and feed, taken under a light microscope

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/amoeba/

(Main Idea: Animal-like protists move in various ways.)

Ciliate

Video of Euplotes, a ciliated protazoan, taken under a light microscope

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/euplotes/

(Main Idea: Animal-like protists move in various ways.)

Paramecium

Video of paramecium with visible organelles, taken under a light microscope

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/paramecium/

(Main Idea: Animal-like protists move in various ways.)

Malaria

Animated video describing the life cycle of the protist that causes malaria

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/malaria-mosquito.html

(Main Idea: Some animal-like protists cause disease.)

Volvox

Video of Volvox, a colonial plantlike protist, taken under a light microscope

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/volvox/

(Main Idea: Plantlike protists can be single-celled or multicellular.)

Euglena

Video of euglena, a photosynthesizing protist, taken under a light microscope

http://www.microscopyu.com/moviegallery/pondscum/euglena/

(Main Idea: Plantlike protists can be single-celled or multicellular.)

Diatoms

Slideshow of diatom images, mostly taken under a scanning electron microscope

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/plants-fungi/diatoms/index.html

(Main Idea: Plantlike protists can be single-celled or multicellular.)

Diatom Detective

Video about the use of diatom evidence in forensics

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/crime-scene-creatures/video-diatom-detective/5208/

(Main Idea: Plantlike protists can be single-celled or multicellular.)

Slime Molds

Slideshow of photographs illustrating the diversity of slime molds and providing interesting facts about them

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/04/science/20111004-SLIME.html?ref=science

(Main Idea: Slime molds and water molds are funguslike protists.)

Fungi

Videos featuring a diversity of fungi, including time-lapse videos of fruiting bodies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Fungus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Fungus

(Main Idea: Fungi come in many shapes and sizes.)

Ecological Role of Fungi

Video describing the role of fungi in decomposition

http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/multimedia/science-fmnh-ep-11-decomposition

(Main Idea: Fungi may be decomposers, pathogens, or mutualists.)

Little Known Lichens

Video of a lichenologist describing the frontier of lichen science

 

http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10336

(Main Idea: Fungi may be decomposers, pathogens, or mutualists.)

Lichens and Air Quality

Video explaining how lichens can be used as air quality indicators

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/plants-fungi/lichens-pollution/index.html

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/plants-fungi/lichens-pollution/index.html

(Main Idea: Fungi may be decomposers, pathogens, or mutualists.)