About This Chapter
FTCE Biology: Prokaryotic Organisms & Viruses - Chapter Summary
Use our lessons to prepare for questions on prokaryotic organisms and viruses when you take the FTCE Biology exam. We'll show you about the structure of bacterial cytoplasm, how the bacterial fermentation process works and ways to use microbial processes in biotechnology. By the end of this chapter, you should know how to:
- List the differences and similarities in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
- Describe bacterial structures and how they work
- Analyze the organization of the bacterial genome
- Define anaerobic and aerobic bacterial metabolism
- Show the differences in types of bacterial genetic recombination
- Explain how microbial products function in biotechnology
Our professional instructors pack a lot of information in these brief video lessons. Each video comes with a written transcript with key phrases and words highlighted to make studying for the exam even easier.
Objectives of the FTCE Biology: Prokaryotic Organisms & Viruses Chapter
In Florida, anyone seeking certification as a biology teacher must pass the FTCE Biology exam. The questions on prokaryotic organisms and viruses are in the FTCE test's section on structural and functional diversity of viruses and prokaryotic organisms, which comprises 4% of the exam's 120 questions.
All exam questions are multiple choice, with four options for answers. While some are direct questions, others require you to draw a conclusion from a scenario or case study. Others ask that you complete a statement, and some are command questions. The quizzes at the end of each of our lessons let you assess your knowledge and practice answering questions in this format.
1. What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function
In this lesson, you'll learn some historical facts about viruses and the material they are composed of. Find out more as we review the capsid, nucleic acids, the viral envelope, viruses, virions, bacteriophages and virology.
2. What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will introduce the Bacteria, a large and diverse group of microorganisms. We will examine several key characteristics, as well as a few commonly known examples of bacterial species.
3. How Prokaryotic Structure & Function Relate to Behavior & Identification
Prokaryotes are the most numerous and most diverse assortment of living organisms on the planet, so how do identify one? In this lesson we will examine four major factors that can be used to identify specific prokaryotes.
4. Types of Genetic Recombination in Bacteria
Genetic recombination in bacteria can occur in a few different ways. This video lesson will explore those methods, providing you with good understanding of how genetic information may be exchanged between these types of cells.
5. Microbial Processes & Products in Biotechnology
Biotechnology may sound like a fancy term, but it is applicable to very basic things in your everyday life. In this video lesson we'll look at some of the things that come from microbes in biotechnology, some of which might surprise you!
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