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Ch 9: ILTS Biology: Protists, Fungi & Viruses

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Let us support you in reviewing information on prokaryotes, protists, plants, fungi, viruses and bacteria as you study for the ILTS Biology exam. Our study materials include video lessons and practice quizzes that can help you handle exam questions on these topics.

ILTS Biology: Protists, Fungi and Viruses - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your understanding of the characteristics and history of prokaryotes, protists, fungi and viruses. Our videos prepare you for the ILTS Biology test by examining concepts such as:

  • The evolutionary steps of prokaryotes and protists
  • Characteristics of plants and fungi
  • Definition of viruses and how they should be classified
  • Beneficial uses and harmful effects of bacteria and viruses

Our instructors will guide you through brief and lively lessons that are available 24/7 via computer or mobile device. A clickable timeline makes it easy to jump back to specific parts of the lesson that you wish to review, and a written lesson transcript highlights key topics and terms. After watching the videos, evaluate your knowledge by taking the multiple-choice quizzes that follow each lesson.

ILTS Biology: Protists, Fungi and Viruses Chapter Objectives

The computer-administered ILTS Biology test assesses your understanding of basic biology concepts. It is used as a requirement for becoming a certified biology teacher in Illinois. The 125-question exam is divided into six subareas, and topics covered in this Protists, Fungi and Viruses chapter are part of the life science subarea.

Our lessons help you develop an understanding of protists, fungi and viruses in order to answer questions you'll see on the exam. You can practice answering similar types of questions with the lesson quizzes and the chapter exams in our study guide.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: ILTS Biology: Protists, Fungi & Viruses
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Viruses: Definition, Classification & Life Cycle

4. Viruses: Definition, Classification & Life Cycle

From the common cold to HIV, viruses can be an annoyance, and even have the potential to kill you. This lesson will define what a virus is, describe how scientists classify them and will give an overview of the virus life cycle.

Bacteria & Viruses: Beneficial Uses & Deleterious Effects

5. Bacteria & Viruses: Beneficial Uses & Deleterious Effects

What are bacteria and viruses? Learn about their harmful effects, as well as the benefits some of them provide to humans. Take a quiz and see how much you've learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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