- Prokaryotes: bacteria: occurrence, diversity (ecology, nutrition), cyanbacteria, how they affect human life.
- Protozoa: common features, differences with animals; diversity.
- Algae: common features, differences with plants; diversity.
- Fungi: common features, differences with plants and animals; diversity; classification; anatomy of mushrooms; common mushrooms.
Bacteria and Archaea
The Microbe Zoo. Learn about all those microscopic critters that exist everywhere around us.
How extremophiles work. What's your ideal environment? Sunny, 22ºC and a light breeze? How about living in nearly boiling water that's so acidic it eats through metal? Or residing in a muddy, oxygenless soup far saltier than any ocean? If you're an extremophile, that might sound perfect.
Colossal creature a humungous fungus. Very good short intro to fungi, a kingdom that includes the largest known living being. The page contains a link to the audio of the article.
Fungi: the good, the bad and the edible. Though fungi are essential in the production of bread, beer and cheese, they can also be a threat to human life in the form of infection and deadly disease. Fungi experts discuss the diverse nature of this underappreciated kingdom. Streamed from Science Friday