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Ch 20: FTCE Biology: Protists, Fungi & Plant Biology

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Watch these lessons to prepare for questions about protists, fungi and plant biology on the FTCE Biology test. Learn more about tree classification, transpiration and plant structure with these videos.

FTCE Biology: Protists, Fungi & Plant Biology - Chapter Summary

Study protists, fungi and plants with our lessons and quizzes. Lessons are presented on topics such as the evolution of prokaryotes and protists as well as the characteristics of angiosperms and gymnosperms. The lessons can help you prepare for these types of questions on the FTCE Biology exam. At chapter's end, you should be ready to:

  • Describe the evolutionary history of plants and fungi
  • Explain the classification of plants as vascular, nonvascular, monocot and dicot
  • Diagram the structure of plant leaves
  • Report on the significance of nitrogen fixation
  • Discuss the role of xylem
  • Analyze the pressure flow hypothesis of food movement
  • Work with cladograms and phylogenetic trees

Taught by professional instructors, the lessons offer an enjoyable way to prepare for the FTCE Biology exam. You can proceed through the videos at your own pace, and the video timelines make it easy to go back and re-watch certain portions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 20: FTCE Biology: Protists, Fungi & Plant Biology
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The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

1. The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

The first living organisms on Earth were bacteria. These small organisms still exist today and are responsible for many things. In this lesson, we will explore both ancient bacteria and true bacteria.

The Evolution of Protists: Importance & Evolutionary History

2. 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 Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

3. The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

In early classification systems, plants and fungi were grouped together. While there are some similarities between these two kingdoms, there are some key differences that we will explore.

Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

4. Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

Plants may not seem like the most interesting things around, but they are definitely useful. In this lesson, we will explore the basic classification of plants and the unique characteristics of each group.

Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples

5. Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples

Flowering plants are also known as angiosperms. In this lesson, we will explore this vast group of plants to learn what sets them apart from other types of plants and how they survive.

Gymnosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Types

6. Gymnosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Types

In this lesson, we will explore gymnosperms, which are a unique group of plants that do not have bright flowers or seeds that are protected in fruit. We will examine types of them as well as their characteristics and the way they reproduce.

Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

7. Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers

Leaves may look pretty in the fall when they are changing colors, but they also provide many necessary functions for plants. In this lesson, we will explore the structures and functions of leaves.

Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans

8. Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans

Almost 80% of our atmosphere is nitrogen, but we can't use it. We will look at how this unusable nitrogen is converted into a form we can use and why nitrogen is important to plants and humans.

Xylem: The Effect of Transpiration and Cohesion on Function

9. Xylem: The Effect of Transpiration and Cohesion on Function

Roots absorb water and leaves release water, but how does water move up a plant? In this lesson, we will look at how this happens in vascular plants, including the importance of xylem, cohesion and transpiration in the process.

Phloem: The Pressure Flow Hypothesis of Food Movement

10. Phloem: The Pressure Flow Hypothesis of Food Movement

Leaves produce sugars and stems; roots and fruits use these sugars for energy. In this lesson, we will look at how these sugars move throughout vascular plants, including the importance of phloem and the pressure flow hypothesis in the process.

Cladograms and Phylogenetic Trees: Evolution Classifications

11. Cladograms and Phylogenetic Trees: Evolution Classifications

Family trees help show how people are related to each other. Similarly, scientists use cladograms and phylogenetic trees to study the relationships between organisms.

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