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The Five Kingdoms of Living Organisms - Chapter Summary
During the process of going through these lessons, you can deepen your knowledge of the five kingdoms of living organisms. In addition, you can get a better grasp on topics like whether vertebrates and invertebrates are related. You'll even study information about plant species like horsetails. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:
- List characteristics of archaea, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi
- Discuss the economic importance of bacteria and fungi in society
- Provide examples of organisms in kingdom Plantae and kingdom Animalia
- Describe different types of bryophytes
- Recall the life cycle of phylum pteridophyta
- Define gymnosperms and angiosperms
- List nine major phyla of kingdom Animalia
- Discuss features of chordates and vertebrates
These lessons can help you absorb the concepts surrounding living organisms. Vocabulary words are in bold font for quick reference and easy review. A brief quiz is available to gauge your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as a handy study tool.
1. Archaea: Definition, Characteristics & Examples
There is an entire domain of life that is made up of single-celled organisms without nuclei. We're not referring to the Bacteria domain, however. In this lesson, we will examine the main characteristics of the least commonly known domain, the Archaea.
2. What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will introduce the Bacteria, a large and diverse group of microorganisms. We will examine several key characteristics, as well as a few commonly known examples of bacterial species.
3. Economic Importance of Bacteria in Society
Bigger isn't always better! Today, we're going to reveal how some of the tiniest living things on Earth contribute to our economic success. By the end of this lesson you'll understand the economic importance of bacteria in our everyday lives.
4. What are Protozoa? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
Taxonomy is the realm of science that attempts to group similar organisms together, which is not always an easy task. In this lesson, we will examine the protozoa, a diverse group of organisms that didn't really fit anywhere else.
5. What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics
In this lesson, we will examine the group of organisms known as the fungi. This group includes the familiar organisms mushrooms, yeasts and molds. We will look at several major characteristics of fungi, as well as a few disease-causing fungi.
6. Economic Importance of Fungi in Society
Have you thanked a fungus recently? Fungi can contribute to the production of food, drink, and medicine. While they may seem small and yucky, fungi make major contributions to the economy.
7. Kingdom Plantae: Facts, Characteristics & Examples
Chances are, you can thank a plant for your clothes, your food, and even your house. This lesson will explore the kingdom plantae including characteristics plants share as well as some facts and examples of organisms within this kingdom.
8. Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts
With over one million different species, the Animalia Kingdom is considered the largest kingdom. Its organisms also inhabit the most diverse habitats on Earth. This lesson will examine what characteristics animals possess and then will list some awesome animal facts.
9. Bryophytes: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
You may be familiar with green moss growing on a rock. Moss is a bryophyte, a type of nonvascular plant found near fresh water. This lesson describes bryophytes, including mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
10. Phylum Pteridophyta: Characteristics, Classification & Life Cycle
In this lesson, we'll discover the characteristics, classification, and life cycle of the group Pteridophyta, which includes plant species like ferns and horsetails.
11. Gymnosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Types
In this lesson, we will explore gymnosperms, which are a unique group of plants that do not have bright flowers or seeds that are protected in fruit. We will examine types of them as well as their characteristics and the way they reproduce.
12. Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples
Flowering plants are also known as angiosperms. In this lesson, we will explore this vast group of plants to learn what sets them apart from other types of plants and how they survive.
13. Major Animal Phyla & Their Characteristics
In this lesson, we'll be learning about the nine major phyla of Kingdom Animalia. We'll go over what types of animals are in each phylum, as well as describing some characteristics of the phylum's members.
14. Chordates: Features, Groups & Characteristics
Chordata is a group of related vertebrates and invertebrates. How can vertebrates and invertebrates be related? They appear to be very different. Read on to find out.
15. Vertebrates: Definition, Features & Classification
Vertebrates are an interesting collection of animals, including humans, that have evolved over millions of years. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and even fish are included in the vertebrate category. Find out more here!
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