Ch 15: FTCE Biology: Cell Cycle & Division

About This Chapter

Sixth through twelfth grade biology teachers in the state of Florida take the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Biology 6-12 for certification. Prepare for this certification exam by watching video lessons on the cell cycle and cell division.

FTCE Biology: Cell Cycle & Division - Chapter Summary

In the video lessons of this chapter, expert instructors will help you prepare for questions on the FTCE Biology exam about the cell cycle, cell division, the role of the genome and the formation of embryonic and stem cells. Some of the topics you will review in this chapter include:

  • Functions and structures of the genome
  • DNA packaging
  • Phases of the cell cycle
  • Mitosis and chromosome segregation
  • Cytokinesis for plants and animals
  • Differences between sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Meiosis
  • Potential errors in cell division

Along with these video lessons, this chapter also includes lesson quizzes you may take to determine what topics you still want to review before taking the FTCE Biology 6-12. A jump feature in the video timelines takes you directly to key topics covered in the video lessons and lesson transcripts are available that highlights major concepts in bold. The lesson instructors are also available to answer questions you may have on a topic.

FTCE Biology 6-12: Cell Cycle & Division Objectives

The FTCE Biology 6-12 is the certification exam for 6th through 12th grade biology teachers in the state of Florida. When taking the exam, you can expect around 120 multiple-choice questions for which you will be given two hours and 30 minutes to complete. Of these questions, 7% are on cells' structures and functions, including the cell cycle and cell division, and 11% are on genetics. Completing this chapter will help you prepare for related questions in these two areas.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: FTCE Biology: Cell Cycle & Division
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Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

1. Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

There are approximately 3 billion bases in the human genome. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the genome and its organization into chromosomes. We think about DNA often as the blueprint for life, but we can also think of it as the recipe for life with the nucleus being the library.

How is DNA Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms

2. How is DNA Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms

Learn how DNA packaging makes it possible to fit approximately seven feet of DNA inside a single cell. You'll see how chromosome condensation helps cells get ready for cell division.

The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

3. The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

Learn about the dividing and non-dividing states of the cell and discover the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, cytokinesis, and the stages of cell division.

Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

4. Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

What's a cell to do when it must divide in two? We'll explore cytokinesis and see how the process can differ in important ways when it comes to plant versus animal cells.

Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

5. Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

Did you know that some organisms can reproduce without a mate? Check out this video lesson on asexual versus sexual reproduction to discover the different ways organisms can reproduce and the main differences between mitosis and meiosis.

Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

6. Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

Learn why proper chromosome segregation is essential during meiosis. We'll see how having an extra chromosome can lead to Down Syndrome and also examine the consequences of having too few chromosomes. Disruptions to the delicate balance of cell division can have far-reaching effects.

What Is Cell Differentiation? - Process, Importance & Examples

7. What Is Cell Differentiation? - Process, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn how your cells become specialized. This specialization of cells allows them to perform different functions and create different parts of your body.

Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells: Uses, Origins & Properties

8. Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells: Uses, Origins & Properties

How can we grow a brand new windpipe? Or a heart? In this lesson, we'll learn about embryonic and adult stem cells and how scientists are using them to give people a new lease on life.

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