Major groups of Eukarya (eukaryotic microorganisms)

medical and industrial importance


Eukaryotic microorganisms

Fungi

General characteristics

1.  Lower fungi 2. Terrestrial fungi Zygomycetes Ascomycetes Basidiomycetes Deuteromycetes 3.  Slime moulds Cellular slime moulds
        Amoeba-like cells that aggregate to form spore-forming fruiting bodies

Acellular slime moulds
        Multicellular wall-less masses of protoplasm with many nuclei (plasmodia)
        Form fruiting bodies in the sporulation stage
 
 
 

4. Protozoa

General characteristics


1. Flagellates (Mastigophora)

2. Amoebas (Sarcodina) 3. Sporozoa (Apicomplexa)


4. Ciliates (Ciliophora)

Algae

General characteristics

1. Green algae (Chlorophyta) 2. Brown algae (Phaeophyta)


3. Red algae (Rhodophyta)


4. Diatoms (Chrysophyta)


5. Dinoflagellates


6. Euglenoids