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Biology of the Prototype Cell

  • Introduction to Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
    • Qualities that both cells share in common
  • Evolution of Multi-cellularity
  • Division of Life according to Energy Utilization
    • Phototrophs
    • Chemotrophs

Biology of the Prototype Cell

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Cellular Organization 0:14
    • Prokaryotes
    • Eukaryotes
  • Three Domains of Life 0:51
    • Eubacteria
    • Archaebacteria
    • Eukaryotes
  • Evolution of Bacteria 1:21
  • Common Qualities 2:02
    • Nucleus
    • Plasma Membrane
    • Cytoplasm
  • Multicellularity 3:17
    • Multicellularity Evolved
    • Cells Gave Rise to Earth's First Lineage of Multicellular Organisms
    • Fossils of Bangiomorpha Pubescens are 1.2 Billion Years Old
    • Cells Differentiated for Attaching to a Substrate
    • Longitudinal Division Divides Disc-Shaped Cells Into Radially Arranged Wedge-Shaped Cells
  • According to Energy 5:08
    • Phototrophs
    • Chemotrophs
  • Introducing Prokaryotic Cells 6:46
    • Bacteria and Archaea
    • Smallest Form of Life
    • Similar in Appearance and Size
    • Aerobic
    • Anaerobic
    • Facultative
  • Example 1 7:37
  • Example 2 9:02