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Ch 57: Classification of Plant-Like Organisms

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This collection of biology lessons helps you review the classifications of plant-like organisms. These lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for an upcoming exam, improve your grades or catch up on information you missed in class.

Classification of Plant-Like Organisms - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter examine the classification of plant-like organisms, including algae, fungi, yeast and bacteria. Our expert science instructors will define relevant vocabulary and help you identify the characteristics, types and uses of these organisms. After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of red, green and brown algae
  • Outline the characteristics of organisms in the fungi kingdom
  • Understand the common uses of yeast
  • Recognize different types of bacteria

As you work through the chapter, take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you've fully grasped the material. If you need any extra help understanding a particular topic, feel free to submit questions to our instructors. You can access these lessons online at any time or print the included lesson transcripts to study offline at your convenience.

5 Lessons in Chapter 57: Classification of Plant-Like Organisms
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What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Plants are not the only organisms capable of carrying out photosynthesis. In this lesson we will look at algae and how an algal species can be differentiated from other organisms and microbes.

Red Algae, Green Algae & Brown Algae: Characteristics & Examples

2. Red Algae, Green Algae & Brown Algae: Characteristics & Examples

What do you really know about algae? In this lesson we'll take a look at red, green, and brown algae, including their characteristics and their importance, both naturally and commercially.

Kingdom Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples

3. Kingdom Fungi: Definition, Characteristics, & Examples

The kingdom Fungi includes a diverse group of organisms that are neither plant nor animal. They absorb nutrition from other organisms while playing the important role of ecological decomposers. Learn more about this group and take a short quiz at the end.

What is Yeast? - Definition & Uses

4. What is Yeast? - Definition & Uses

Yeast is a microorganism that belongs to the Fungi kingdom. It is found widely in nature and is used in making some of our favorite foods and drinks. Learn more about this tiny fungus and quiz yourself at the end.

What is Bacteria? - Definition & Types

5. What is Bacteria? - Definition & Types

Germs...bugs...prokaryotes...monerans. Whatever you call them, bacteria outnumber every other kind of life on this planet. In this lesson, we'll take a look at these tiny creatures to determine exactly what they are, as well as the methods we use to try and classify them.

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