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Ch 18: Glencoe Biology Chapter 18: Bacteria and Viruses

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The Bacteria and Viruses chapter of this Glencoe Biology textbook companion course helps students learn the essential biology lessons of bacteria and viruses. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Bacteria and Viruses textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Biology Bacteria and Viruses chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the bacteria and viruses topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Characteristics of bacteria
  • Bacterial conjugation
  • Bacterial endospores
  • The bacterial genome
  • Structure and function of viruses
  • Bacteriophage lytic and lysogenic cycles
  • The life cycle of a virus

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7 Lessons in Chapter 18: Glencoe Biology Chapter 18: Bacteria and Viruses
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What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. 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.

Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol

2. Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol

You probably didn't know that bacteria can engage in sexual reproduction. It is not what you think. In this lesson we will explore the process of bacterial conjugation and its impact on genetic variability in bacteria.

Bacterial Endospores: Definition & Formation

3. Bacterial Endospores: Definition & Formation

Some bacteria have the ability to enter a state of suspended animation when conditions are unfavorable. In this lesson, we will examine the bacterial endospore and learn how and why bacteria produce these structures.

The Bacterial Genome: Structure & Organization

4. The Bacterial Genome: Structure & Organization

All organisms have DNA. While the basic structure of DNA is the same, the organization of the DNA in bacterial cells is very different than in human or animal cells. In this lesson we will explore the basics of the bacterial genome.

What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function

5. 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.

Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles

6. Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles

Viruses are generally not only our enemy but also the enemy of many other organisms. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect specific bacteria. In this lesson, we'll discuss their basic structure and infection cycle.

The Life Cycle of a Virus: How Viruses Live, Attack & Replicate

7. The Life Cycle of a Virus: How Viruses Live, Attack & Replicate

Find out how viruses infect and replicate as we explore the important steps of the virus life cycle, including attachment, uncoating, penetration, replication, and release, as well as the lysogenic and lytic cycles.

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