Ch 16: AP Biology: Phylogeny and the Classification of Organisms

About This Chapter

Watch phylogeny video lessons and learn about evolution, cladograms, classifying organisms, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP Biology course.

Phylogeny - Chapter Summary

Phylogeny is a hypothesis as a result of the study of evolutionary relationships among organisms, meaning that we can classify organisms by looking at their evolutionary history. In this chapter, our instructors explain the various ways biologists classify living things. You'll learn about the evolution of bacteria, protists, plants, fungi, animals, and humans. Our expert instructions have created these lessons to help you prepare for the exam. We've divided this chapter into smaller lessons, so you can learn about these concepts one video at a time. Utilize the quizzes to check your progress.

After completing this chapter, you should be able to answer exam questions pertaining to:

  • Understanding cladograms and phylogenetic trees
  • Explaining the evolution of prokaryotes
  • Exploring the evolution of protists
  • Summarizing the evolution of plants and fungi

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