Ch 28: Campbell Biology Chapter 28: Protists

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The Protists chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with protists. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Protists textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • The evolutionary history of protists
  • The endosymbiosis theory
  • The structure of diplomonads and parabasalids
  • Types and structures of Euglenozoans
  • The diversity among the Stramenopiles
  • Types of Alveolates
  • Types of Ehizarians
  • Characteristics of green and red algae
  • Types of Amoebozoans
  • Functions that protists serve in ecological communities

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10 Lessons in Chapter 28: Campbell Biology Chapter 28: Protists
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The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

1. The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

Some organisms are very familiar. However, there are some that play vital roles in our lives that we don't even think about. We will look at a group of one of these unfamiliar kingdoms - protists.

The Endosymbiosis Theory: Evolution of Cells

2. The Endosymbiosis Theory: Evolution of Cells

Ever wonder why some cells are very simple and others are complex with countless organelles to remember? We will look at how simple cells evolved to become more complex cells - as well as evidence to support this.

Protists: Diplomonads & Parabasalids

3. Protists: Diplomonads & Parabasalids

There are quite a few living things in this world, so how do we begin to sort them out? In this lesson, we'll explore the major group of protists as well as the more specific diplomonads and parabasalids.

Euglenozoans: Kinetoplastids & Euglenids

4. Euglenozoans: Kinetoplastids & Euglenids

The protists are a very diverse collection of microorganisms. In this lesson, get to know a major group of protists called the euglenozoans, and discover what makes them unique from other microorganisms.

Stramenopiles: Diatoms, Golden Algae & Brown Algae

5. Stramenopiles: Diatoms, Golden Algae & Brown Algae

In this lesson, explore the group of organisms called the stramenopiles, and check out some of the algae in this group. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Alveolates: Dinoflagellates, Apicomplexans & Ciliates

6. Alveolates: Dinoflagellates, Apicomplexans & Ciliates

As one of the most diverse taxonomic groups, the protists encompass a wide range of species. In this lesson, we'll check out the group called the alveolates and explore what makes each of the three types unique.

Rhizarians: Radiolarians, Forams & Cercozoans

7. Rhizarians: Radiolarians, Forams & Cercozoans

There is an entire world of microscopic organisms living all around us, and they can make a pretty big impact on their ecosystems. In this lesson we will check out the group called the rhizarians, and explore their role in the world around us.

Characteristics of Red & Green Algae

8. Characteristics of Red & Green Algae

If you don't like to eat plants, like vegetables, then maybe you're a fan of eating something that shares a common ancestor with plant. Care to know what this is? Let's go over the basic characteristics of red and green algae and find out together!

Amoebozoans: Slime Molds, Tubulinids & Entamoebas

9. Amoebozoans: Slime Molds, Tubulinids & Entamoebas

There are monsters all around us, and most of them are too small to see. In this lesson, we will check out the group of microorganisms called the amoebozoans and explore three specific types.

The Role of Symbiotic & Photosynthetic Protists

10. The Role of Symbiotic & Photosynthetic Protists

In this video lesson, you will learn how some one-celled organisms can be beneficial to other larger organisms. You will see how some of these one-celled organisms actually provide food for the larger organism.

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