Bio11 Kingdoms

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Fungi 1: Veiled Lady, Phallus indusiatus

Have a netted ‘veil’ that extends from their mushroom cap.

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Fungi 2: Basket Stinkhorn, Clathrus ruber

Fungus has several red holes making a woven basket-like structure.

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Protist 1: Toxoplasma gondii

A parasitic single celled organism, the cause of the disease toxoplasmosis.

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Protist 2: Amoeba, Amoeba

Large single celled organism that can move very freely, engulfing prey.

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Eubacteria 1: Deinococcus radiodurans

Can withstand some extreme amounts of radiation, extreme cold, lack of water, acids, and the vacuum of space.

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Eubacteria 2: Desulfovibrio desulfuricans

Known to produce methyl mercury and rarely cause diseases in humans.

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Archaebacteria 1: Pyrococcus furiosus 

Can withstand extreme heat and boiling water, and thrives in it.

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Archaebacteria 2: Methanogenium frigidum

Can withstand extreme cold waters of antarctica, and thrives in it.

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Plantae 1: Cape Sundew, Drosera capensis

Uses a colourful sticky ‘glue’ on the ends of their stems to lure and catch small insects to digest.

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Plantae 2: Bluecrown Passionflower, Passiflora caerulea

A bizzarre colourful photosynthesizing flowering plant.

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Animalia 1: Blue Glaucus, Glaucus atlanticus

A beautiful blue sea slug. Uses ‘countershading’ to look like the waters surface from above, and the waters underside from underneath.

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Animalia 2: Slender Snipe Eel, Nemichthys scolopaceus

A deep sea eel that is over 5 feet long, but only weighing a few ounces. Its ‘beak’ hides hooked teeth used to grab and eat small crustaceans.

 

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