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1. Unicellular Organisms: Definition & Examples
Life takes a great variety of forms. This world is home to many simple organisms that live in a variety of environments. In this lesson, we will examine unicellular organisms to gain a better understanding of them.
2. Polymorphism: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of polymorphism. We'll learn the definition of polymorphism, examine the different types of polymorphism in nature, and see some real-world examples.
3. What is Biotic? - Definition, Factors & Examples
In this lesson you will learn about the biotic components in an ecosystem and the biotic factors that affect organisms. You will also have a better understanding about why planet Earth is a pretty special place.
4. Cladogram: Definition & Examples
There are many different types of graphs in science. Oftentimes, when we see the suffix 'gram' it is referring to a chart or graph. A cladogram is just that. It is a chart that we use to better understand ourselves and our ancestors as you will see here.
5. Polyphyletic Group: Definition & Overview
In this lesson, we'll explore the polyphyletic category of systematics, including some common biological examples. We'll start with a brief review of systematics, and then learn how scientists use the 'tree of life' to understand the evolutionary relationships among organisms.
6. Paraphyletic Group: Definition & Overview
A paraphyletic group is a group of organisms that includes an ancestor but not all of its descendants. Learn more about paraphyletic groups and some examples of them in this lesson.
7. What is Mold? - Definition, Types & Causes
Mold is a common type of fungus that thrives in moist, warm conditions. It is an important part of our ecosystem and yet can be a nuisance. Learn more about this organism and quiz yourself at the end.
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