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TExES Life Science: Protists, Fungi & Viruses - Chapter Summary
Differentiate between the evolutionary processes of various living organisms in these video lessons as you get reacquainted with fungi, protists, and viruses. Learn strategies for answering questions related to these topics on the TExES Life Science test. After you get through the lessons in this chapter, you should have a more thorough understanding of these key subjects:
- Prokaryotic evolution
- The evolutionary history of fungi and plants
- Classification of viruses
- The purpose of protists
- The effects of viruses and bacteria
If you need to re-learn this information quickly, then our format will serve you well. We keep each of our video lessons under the 10-minute mark, allowing you to squeeze these lessons in between your other daily obligations. Furthermore, if you have Wi-Fi, you can take our lessons with you. As it gets closer to your TExES Life Science test date, you may want to gauge how well studying our materials has prepared you. To evaluate your progress, you can answer the questions on the lesson quizzes and the chapter exam.
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. 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.
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Other chapters within the TExES Life Science 7-12 (238): Practice & Study Guide course
- TExES Life Science: Overview of the Field
- TExES Life Science: Scientific Inquiry
- TExES Life Science: Lab Equipment, Processes & Safety
- TExES Life Science: Scientific Systems & Models
- TExES Life Science: Matter & Atomic Structure
- TExES Life Science: Cell Biology
- TExES Life Science: Prokaryotic Cells
- TExES Life Science: Cell Communication
- TExES Life Science: Inorganic Chemistry
- TExES Life Science: Organic Compounds
- TExES Life Science: Nucleic Acids
- TExES Life Science: Enzymes
- TExES Life Science: Metabolic Biochemistry
- TExES Life Science: DNA Replication
- TExES Life Science: DNA Transcription & Translation
- TExES Life Science: Cell Cycle & Division
- TExES Life Science: Genetics & Heredity
- TExES Life Science: Genetic Mutations
- TExES Life Science: Biological Evolution
- TExES Life Science: Taxonomy & the Diversity of Life
- TExES Life Science: Plant Cells
- TExES Life Science: Plant Biology
- TExES Life Science: Plant Reproduction & Growth
- TExES Life Science: Animals
- TExES Life Science: Human Body Systems
- TExES Life Science: Human Reproduction & Development
- TExES Life Science: Homeostasis of Organisms
- TExES Life Science: Biology & Behavior
- TExES Life Science: Interdependence of Life & Environmental Systems
- Learning & Instruction for the Science Classroom
- TExES Life Science 7-12 Flashcards