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Ch 6: ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Unit 2.1: Archaea, Bacteria, & Viruses

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The Archaea, Bacteria, & Viruses chapter of this ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with archaea, bacteria, and viruses. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Archaea, Bacteria, & Viruses textbook chapter.

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  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the archae, bacterium, and virus 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 prokaryotes
  • How bacteria reproduce
  • The process of bacterial transformation
  • Bacterial transduction and conjugation
  • Virus structure
  • The viral lifecycle

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7 Lessons in Chapter 6: ScienceFusion The Diversity of Living Things Unit 2.1: Archaea, Bacteria, & Viruses
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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.

Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples

2. Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples

Bacteria are all around you, some make you sick, some are helpful. This lesson will examine one way bacteria reproduce called binary fission. It will also give you some examples of bacteria you may encounter.

Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Process & Applications

3. Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Process & Applications

DNA is all around you. So are bacteria. Did you know that those bacteria can pick up and use that DNA? In this lesson we will examine the process of transformation and how bacteria are able to make use of environmental DNA.

Bacterial Transduction: Definition, Process & Advantages

4. Bacterial Transduction: Definition, Process & Advantages

Genetic diversity allows organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. In this lesson, we will explore bacterial transduction and how it allows bacteria to transfer genes and increase genetic diversity.

Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol

5. 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.

What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function

6. 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.

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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