Biochemistry

Types of Organisms, Cell Composition

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Session Overview

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This session will introduce the course and cover the basics of cell composition. It will also introduce the different types of organisms and the basic differences between them.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
  • To be familiar with the different levels of organization of life.
  • To be able to describe both the chemical and molecular composition of a cell.
  • To be able to define the basic components of biological macromolecules.

Session Activities

Lecture Video

Watch the lecture video excerpt

Check Yourself

Question 1

Which of the following organisms is a prokaryote?

Amoebas close
Bacteria check
Humans close
Mice close
Yeast close
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Question 2

Which is the correct order, from highest to lowest, of the different levels of biological organization?

Ecosystem, Organ, Tissues, Organism, Cells close
Ecosystem, Organism, Organ, Tissues, Cells check
Ecosystem, Tissues, Organ, Cells, Organism close
Organism, Ecosystem, Tissues, Organ, Cells close
Tissues, Ecosystem, Organism, Cells, Organ close
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Session Activities

Lecture Video

Watch the lecture video excerpt

Check Yourself

Question 1

Which element is not a common component of biological macromolecules?

Carbon close
Helium check
Hydrogen close
Nitrogen close
Oxygen close
Check

Session Activities

Practice Problems

Further Study

Suggested topics for further study in an introductory-level Biology textbook

  • Levels of organization of life
  • Biological macromolecules
  • Cell composition
  • Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

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