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Ch 12: OAE - Biology: Cell Division

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Make use of these video lessons to review cell division so you'll be more than prepared to face the OAE Biology exam. You'll explore the cell cycle, mitosis, chromosomes, and more!

OAE - Biology: Cell Division - Chapter Summary

These video lessons cover cell division in an engaging and easy-to-follow format to make it easier for you to get up to speed for the OAE Biology exam. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define binary fission and list its steps
  • Understand the many characteristics of a genome
  • Chart the structure of chromosomes
  • Differentiate asexual reproduction from sexual reproduction
  • Describe the sequences of the cell cycle
  • Explain DNA packaging and the transformation that chromosome condensation causes
  • List the physical aspects of a chromosome
  • Communicate the role and process of mitosis
  • Distinguish between cytokinesis in animal and plant cells
  • Understand meiosis
  • Depict how reductional and equational cell division differ
  • Characterize the defects caused by nondisjunction and aneuploidy

Our instructors utilize diagrams and other visual aids to help familiarize you with cell division. Take a gander at the helpful video lessons they've organized, and then test yourself with our multiple-choice assessment quizzes.

OAE - Biology: Cell Division - Chapter Objectives

For teaching candidates and teachers whose licenses are set to expire in Ohio, earning a passing score on the OAE exam for their subject area is required. Life science classes for 7th graders and older can only be taught by those who have scored a 220 OAE Biology exam.

The Biology OAE contains five domains, each focused on a different content area. You have three hours to complete the multiple-choice test. The biochemistry and cell biology section, which covers 13% of the 150 questions on the Biology OAE, includes questions about cell division. Get an idea of what to expect for these questions with our lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 12: OAE - Biology: Cell Division
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Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples

1. Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples

Binary fission is an asexual type of reproduction where DNA is copied and the cell splits. Learn more on its' definition, the steps involved in binary fission, examples and the pros and cons of asexual reproduction.

Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

2. Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

A person's eye color, height, hair color, etc. are all attributes of one's genetics. Learn about basic genetics, including genomes, chromosomes, homologous chromosomes, gametes, and diploid complements.

How is DNA Organized into Chromosomes? - Structure & Function

3. How is DNA Organized into Chromosomes? - Structure & Function

DNA can be found arranged within chromosomes. Learn about the organization of DNA within chromosomes. Then learn about the structures of chromosomes and the different functions they have.

The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

4. The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

The cell cycle is the sequence of events or divisions made during a cell's lifespan. Learn more about how to define the cell cycle and then discover its main phases, including the G1 phase, the S phase, G2 phase, M phase, and cytokinesis.

How is DNA Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms

5. How is DNA Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms

Chromosome condensation is responsible for packaging DNA more compactly in preparation for mitosis. Learn more on the packaging of chromosomes, chromosome condensation, karyogram, cell division and histone modification.

Parts of a Chromosome & Their Roles

6. Parts of a Chromosome & Their Roles

The amount of information stored in a chromosome can provide a structural DNA map to produce vital cellular components. Learn more about chromosomes as well as their vital parts and roles.

Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

7. Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

The mitotic spindle is a structure composed of microtubules that segregate chromosomes into the daughter cells during mitosis. Learn more about it's definition, formation and function.

Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence

8. Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence

Mitosis is a multi-stage process of cell division and growth. Review a description of mitosis and explore its sequence, starting with before mitosis and moving to the prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase stages.

Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

9. Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

Occurring at the end of mitosis, cytokinesis is the division of a cell's cytoplasm into two daughter cells. Learn how to define cytokinesis and the differences between the contractile ring in animal cells and the role of the cell plate in plant cells.

Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

10. Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

Living organisms reproduce in one of two ways: asexually or sexually. Learn the role of mitosis in reproduction, compare the characteristics of asexual and sexual reproduction, and discover how meiosis shares genetic information.

Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process

11. Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process

Between the processes of meiosis and mitosis we have cells divide to create new cells, but there is a significant difference between them. Learn more about their comparison, crossing over and further on their functions.

Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

12. Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

Meiosis is a special type of cell division that makes gamete cells for sexual reproduction and has various phases. Learn more about the meiosis I stages such as prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I and telophase I.

Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

13. Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

Meiosis II has a different function in each of its stages; interphase, prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II and telophase II. Learn more about these phases, their usages and comparison to meiosis I.

Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

14. Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

Nondisjunction and aneuploidy within the study of chromosomes are important concepts needed in order to build knowledge and understanding adequately about biology. Learn more about their definitions and read examples.

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