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What is the right answer???? They say D but the explanation doesnot make sense.....am I missing something?????

34. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the
kingdom Protista?
A. Members can be photosynthetic.
B. Members can be free-living.
C. Some members move via flagella.
D. Some members are shaped like rods and termed
bacilli.
E. Some members have part of their life cycle in
insects.
 

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future_dentist said:
What is the right answer???? They say D but the explanation doesnot make sense.....am I missing something?????

34. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the
kingdom Protista?
A. Members can be photosynthetic.
B. Members can be free-living.
C. Some members move via flagella.
D. Some members are shaped like rods and termed
bacilli.
E. Some members have part of their life cycle in
insects.

i learned that bacteria shaped like a rod and spiral.
 

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future_dentist said:
What is the right answer???? They say D but the explanation doesnot make sense.....am I missing something?????

34. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the
kingdom Protista?
A. Members can be photosynthetic.
B. Members can be free-living.
C. Some members move via flagella.
D. Some members are shaped like rods and termed
bacilli.
E. Some members have part of their life cycle in
insects.

Kingdom Protista are Eukaryotes which rules out D.
 

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tom_servo_dds said:
Kingdom Protista are Eukaryotes which rules out D.

Bacteria only are described as being rod or cone shape. Bacteria are in Kingdom Monera.
 
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future_dentist said:
What is the right answer???? They say D but the explanation doesnot make sense.....am I missing something?????

34. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the
kingdom Protista?
A. Members can be photosynthetic.
B. Members can be free-living.
C. Some members move via flagella.
D. Some members are shaped like rods and termed
bacilli.
E. Some members have part of their life cycle in
insects.

D is describing bacteria which are not in the kingdom protista, therefore it not a characteristic of protista.
 
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