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NYSTCE Biology: Protists, Fungi and Viruses - Chapter Summary
Review what you've studied previously about protists, fungi and viruses. Consisting of video and text lessons and quizzes, this chapter outlines their evolution and characteristics as well as their life cycles. Expand your comprehension of the classifications and different kinds of viruses and the evolution of prokaryotes. You may also re-examine the ways in which viruses replicate. By the time you reach the end of the chapter, you could be ready for pertinent questions on the NYSTCE Biology examination. This chapter might help you to:
- Understand bacteriophage lytic and lysogenic cycles
- Discuss how viruses attach to hosts and thrive
- Describe replication scheme and viral genome
- Explore the structure of a virus
- Learn more about archaebacteria and eubacteria
- Discover the history of protists, plants and fungi
- Highlight the importance of viruses, prions, fungi and bacteria
The videos can be watched at any time, and they include special features that make learning more convenient. The navigational video tags can skip from one lesson topic to the next and the ask-a-question feature can be used to submit questions for expert assistance. Use the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of protists, fungi and viruses and to determine your preparedness for the NYSTCE Biology examination's related questions.
NYSTCE Biology - Protists, Fungi and Viruses Objectives
You'll find seven subareas on the paper-based NYSTCE Biology examination. Subarea IV is where you'll apply your knowledge of this chapter's topics. Titled, Biological Unity and Diversity and Life Processes, the subarea is worth 12% of the entire assessment. In addition to making comparisons between archaebacteria and eubacteria, you could be asked to explain the characteristics of bacteria, prions, viruses and fungi. There are 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response assignment on the overall examination, which must be finished in four hours or less.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Human Uses of Prions, Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi & Others
Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms can be scary and cause a lot of damage. But they can also be useful. Learn about the ways we use them to our advantage. Then take a quiz to see how well you've used this knowledge to your advantage.
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