Meiobenthology: The Microscopic Motile Fauna of Aquatic

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Our cladogram is only one of many possible sets of hypotheses, and like all hypotheses and ideas in biol- ogy, it is certainly open to a host of challenges.‡ You will notice that we have not included three “mesozoan” phyla (Monoblastozoa, Rhombozoa, Ortho- nectida) in our analysis, simply because too little is known about these odd groups to code them into our data set. The gen- eral concept of a phylum Aschelminthes was retained by Hyman (1951), but she dropped the Acanthocephala and added the Priapula, a group about which there is still some debate.

Copepoda: Developments in Ecology, Biology and Systematics:

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The color is pale translucent brown or gray. A fundamental caveat should be kept in mind: any number of evolutionary pathways can be proposed and made to appear convincing on paper by imagining appropriate hypothetical ancestors or inter- mediates, but one must always ask whether these hypo- thetical creatures would have worked. PHYLUM ARTHROPODA: THE MYRIAPODS 15UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOFS UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOFS he arthropod subphylum Cheliceriformes includes the classes Cheli- cerata (horseshoe crabs, spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and many less fa- miliar groups) and Pycnogonida (sea spiders).

Wildlife Conservation in Farm Landscapes

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Effects of Spices on Escherichia coli growth on food; Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria; Effects of Hand Washing on Absenteeism in Schools. Leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) of North America. Chapter 28 – IntroducTon to Invertebrates I. The model nematode, C. elegans lacks an adaptive immune system and the coelomocytes are capable of endocytosis, but their involvement in phagocytosis of bacteria seems unlikely. Quantifying gene flow effects of passive rafting on kelp-associated marine invertebrates Can they hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach?

Invertebrate Zoology A Laboratory Manual

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Each tentacle bears lateral and frontal ciliary tracts (Figure 21.20B). Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. invertebrate (Ĭn´vûr´təbrət, –brāt´), any animal lacking a backbone. Subsequent increase in body size thus occurred by the development of loops or bulges in the middle portion of the gut region, producing thereby a charac- teristic visceral hump. These limbs were probably present in insect ancestors, hence prolegs may have reappeared through the de-repression of an ancestral limb developmental program (i.e., they are a Hox gene mediated atavism).

Systematic Novelties of the Enigmatic Universe of the

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Cirratulids are mostly shallow-water bur- rowers lying just beneath the surface of the sediment, from where they extend their branchiae into the over- lying water; most are selective deposit feeders, extract- ing organic detritus from the surface sediments. (e.g., Cirratulus, Cirriformia, Dodecaceria) ORDER EUNICIDA FAMILY ARABELLIDAE: Thin, elongate, with re- duced parapodia; without head appendages; phar- ynx with complex jaw apparatus; most burrow in soft substrata aided by secretion of copious amounts of mucus.

The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia

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I’m told the elementary schools don’t anymore. A young dinosaur would not have been that big. Exploitation of sponge exudates by coral reef holothuroids. Macronuclei begin to disintegrate; micronuclei divide twice (meiosis). 3. I,m trying to molt stage the mudcrab Scylla serrata and > need only be as specific as the four main stages. Jorgensen, “Dynamics of the molluscan circulatory system: open versus closed,” Physiological Zoology, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 140–166, 1990. Notice that scheme C requires four fewer taxonomic names than scheme B. tree, and the two branches represent sister groups, whether or not the original species has in fact “changed” at all.

The Australian Water Mites: A Guide to Families: Monographs

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It would require a robust heart and would be energetically inefficient to move blood in a turbulent pattern through a vasculature that changes shape abruptly and where the interiors of the vessels are not smooth as is seen in many lacunar systems. Food web and detrital dynamics mediated by essential trace metals, fungal processing, and aquatic biogeochemistry across watersheds. This difference is not surprising given the general absence of body elaborations among oligochaetes.

Pollution Ecology of Estuarine Invertebrates (Water

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This sort of planktotrophic development is most common and largely predominates among benth- ic marine invertebrates in relatively shallow water and the intertidal zones of tropical and warm temperate seas. Polypoid gen- eration greatly reduced or absent; medusae produce planula larvae that usually develop directly into actinula larvae, which metamorphose into adult medusae; medusae craspe- dote, with tentacles often arising from exumbrellar surface, well above bell margin; medusae mostly gonochoristic.

Biology of the Invertebrates, Fifth Edition

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Investigations by Carl Woese and others, beginning in the 1970s, led to the discovery that the prokary- otes actually comprise two distinct groups, called Eubacteria and Archaea (= Archaebacteria), both quite distinct from eukaryotes (Box 1A). This blood fluke attacks the kidneys, liver, and intestines causing progressive weakness. Centipedes possess a few to many eyes that appear to be simple ocelli (Figure 18.7). Australian Journal of Entomology 43, 43-45.

Brachiopods (Systematics Association Special Volumes)

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Apparently the coxal glands extract nitrogenous wastes from the surrounding hemocoelic sinuses and carry them to the outside. During locomotion, one pseudopodium is extended and used to “pull” the organism along, trailing the other pseudopodium behind the cell. Therefore, similarly of function is not a valid criterion for the determination of homolo- gy of either genes or structures. In spite of the breadth and significance of the collection, there are still opportunities for growth and improvement.