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Understanding Cell Division - Chapter Summary
In these lessons, you'll get an understanding of cell division. Topics covered include the cell cycle, plant meristem, and more. After completing the chapter, you should be poised to do the following:
- Understand the physical features of chromosomes
- Explain the cell cycle
- Define stem cells and discuss uses
- Examine the pros and cons of cloning
- Discuss the functions of a plant meristem
Our subject matter experts present the information in these short videos in an easy-to-understand manner. Their teaching strategy includes plenty of examples. The video timeline can be used to jump straight to the topics of greatest interest. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes for use as worksheets.
1. Parts of a Chromosome & Their Roles
Learn all about chromosomes, including the different parts of a chromosome and the types of chromosomes in diploid organisms like humans. Learn the vocab used with chromosomes.
2. The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence
Learn about the dividing and non-dividing states of the cell and discover the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, cytokinesis, and the stages of cell division.
3. What is a Stem Cell? - Definition, Uses & Research Facts
Stem cells are able to repair and replace damaged tissues and organs, and research on the use of these remarkable cells to treat many otherwise incurable conditions is ongoing. In this lesson, we'll learn what stem cells are and how they are being used in medicine.
4. Pros & Cons of Cloning
In this lesson, we'll explore the major pros and cons of cloning. Before we get into the meat of the lesson, we'll review what cloning is, and then we will look at examples of how cloning could benefit society and some reasons we might need to hold off.
5. Plant Meristem: Definition & Function
Plants and humans are more alike than you think! They both grow, for one thing. Find out how plants grow and learn where this process is similar to growth in humans.
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- Disease Defense, Prevention & Treatment
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- Plant Disease & Defenses
- Homeostasis & the Human Body
- Human Nervous System Overview
- Hormones in the Endocrine & Urinary Systems
- Hormones & Reproduction
- Plant Hormones
- Sexual & Asexual Reproduction
- DNA Structure & Genomes
- Genetic Inheritance
- Genetics Disorders
- Genetic Variation & Evolution
- Genetic Engineering & Cloning
- Theories of Biology
- Evidence Supporting Evolution
- Classification of Living Organisms
- Ecology & Biodiversity
- Trophic Levels & Biomass Energy
- Nutrient Cycles in an Ecosystem
- Human Impacts on Biodiversity & Ecosystems
- Food Production & Sustainability
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