- Learn the characteristics used to classify an organism as a heterokont.
- Explain the process of secondary endosymbiosis and how it lead to photosynthetic heterokonts.
- Understand the important ecological roles of heterokonts
- Identify important features in the life cycles of Saprolegnia and Fucus. Know the functions of these features.
- Use life history traits to distinguish between different groups of heterokonts, fungi, and other algal groups.