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17: Heterokonts

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  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • 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

    Skill Objectives

    • 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.

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