The Euglena is an oval-shaped protozoan. It moves using a tail-like structure called a flagellum.
The Euglena is green. It is primarily a producer, but can be a consumer.
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Algae can be microscopic to 150 feet long. Source: Scribemedia.orgc
Algae are producers. Source:
Algae are an important food source for sea life. Source: eFuse.com
Algae provide over 50% of the oxygen we breathe.
Benefits of Algae Used in … livestock feed. cosmetics. prescription drug production. identifying possible environmental problems
Benefits of Algae Food Production Sushi Ice cream Salad dressing Syrup (thickener)
Consumer. Must find and eat food. Eats by absorbing food. Decomposer Feeds on and breaks down dead plant or animal matter. Can be from single-celled to largest organism alive. Can’t move.
Examples. Mushrooms. Truffles. A mushroom like fungus that grown underground; primarily found in Europe; a highly valued food. Lichen Fungus often found as white or yellow patches on old walls, etc.
Benefits of Fungi Used to make chemicals used in manufacturing. Produce antibiotics (example – penicillin). Clean the environment.
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Harmful Effects of Fungi Causes 70% of all crop diseases. Diseases in humans. Respiratory (lung) diseases (example – pneumonia). Athlete’s foot. Ringworm (makes a raised round circle that looks like it was caused by a worm).