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SS1: BIOLOGY - 1ST TERM

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  1. Introduction to Biology | Week 1
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  2. Recognizing Living Things | Week 2
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Organisation of Life | Week 3
    3 Topics
  4. Classification of Living Organisms | Week 4
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Kingdom Prokaryotae / Monera & Kingdom Protista | Week 5
    3 Topics
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    3 Quizzes
  6. Kingdom Fungi & Kingdom Plantae | Week 6
    9 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  7. Kingdom Animalia I | Week 7
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Kingdom Animalia II | Week 8
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. The Cell | Week 9
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. The Cell Structure and Functions | Week 10
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  11. The Cell and its Environment | Week 11
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  12. Nutrition in Plants | Week 12
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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1. They have long been used as a direct source of food, such as mushrooms and truffles.

2. Fungi perform an essential role in the decomposition of organic matter and have fundamental roles in nutrient cycling and exchange.

3. As a leavening agent for bread i.e in baking to make dough rise.

4. In fermentation of various food products, such as wine, beer, and soy sauce.

5. Since the 1940s, fungi have been used for the production of antibiotics.

6. More recently, various enzymes produced by fungi are used industrially and in detergents.

7. Fungi are also used as biological pesticides to control weeds, plant diseases and insect pests.

8. Fungi can break down manufactured materials and buildings, and become significant pathogens of humans and other animals. Losses of crops due to fungal diseases (e.g. rice blast disease, black pod disease of cocoa, leaf spot of yam) or food spoilage can have a large impact on human food supplies and local economies.

9. They cause diseases in animals e.g ringworm and athlete’s foot.

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