Kingdom Protista

By: Tyler Lozes and Ryan Jones


Protists are a diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms.

What domain?

The Protista Kingdom is considered to be located in the Domain of Archaea or Eukarya

Cell Structure

They are unicellular, or single-celled and usually move by cilia, flagella, or by amoeboid mechanisms. There is usually no cell wall, although some forms may have a cell wall. They have organelles including a nucleus and may have chloroplasts, so some will be green and others won't be. They are small, although many are big enough to be recognized in a dissecting microscope or even with a magnifying glass. Nutrients are acquired by photosynthesis, ingestion of other organisms, or both. Therefore stating, Protists can either be autotroph or heterotroph

Examples of Protists

Some examples include Amoeba, trypanosoma, plasmodium, giardia, diatom, even seaweed. They are pretty much the leftovers that don't fit in any other category. They all belong to the kingdom Protista.

Interesting Facts

Some interesting facts about the Kingdom Protista is that it is primarily composed of unicellular organisms or simple multicellular organisms. It is this simple structure that differentiates protists from other eukaryotes. The protists also have varying mechanisms of movement or motility and primarily make their home in water.