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Principles of Zoology

EFB 285

Spring 2007 Syllabus



Week & Date Topics: Structure & Function Topics: Diversity

1

Jan. 16 & 18

Chapter 1: Introduction to Zoology. Nature of Science. Experimental vs. Comparative Sciences. Evolution & Heredity

Chapters 2, 3, & 4:

Review -Organic Molecules

-Cell Physiology




2

Jan. 23 & 25

Chapter 7: Reproduction: Nature of Reproduction, Germ Cells, Reproductive Structures, Hormones.

Chapter 8:

Development: Fertilization, Cleavage & Early Development, Mechanisms of Development, Germ Layers.






3

Jan. 30 &

Feb. 1

Chapter 5: Genetics: Mendelian Inheritance, Gene Theory, Storage & Transfer of Genetic Information, Phenotypic Variation.

Chapter 6:

Evolution: History, Evidence & Mechanisms of Evolution, Microevolution, Macroevolution






4

Feb. 6 & 8

Chapter 9: Architectural Patterns of Animals: Heirarchical Organization, Extracellular Components, Tissues, Body Plans.

Chapter 11:

Protista: Form & Function, Phyla, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.



 Exam 1 – Feb. 8 

5


Feb. 13 & 15

Chapter 10:

Classification and Phylogeny: Linnaeus & Classification, Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Taxonomy, Species Concepts, Kingdoms & Phyla.



Chapter 12: Mesozoa and Parazoa: Origin of Metazoa, Mesozoa, Placozoa, Porifera.

Chapter 13: Radiate Animals: Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation

6


Feb. 20 & 22

Chapter 29:

Support, Protection, and Movement: Integument, Skeletal Systems, Pseudopodia, Flagella, Cilia, Muscle.



Chapter 14: Acoelomate Animals: Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.

Chapter 15: Pseudocoelomate Animals: Rotifera, Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.

























7

Feb. 27 &

Mar. 1

Chapter 30: Homeostasis: Water and Osmotic Regulation, Excretion, Temperature Regulation.

Chapter 16:

Molluscs: Form & Function, Classes, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.



Chapter 31: Internal Fluids: Immunity, Circulation and Gas Exchange, Internal Fluid environment, Composition of Blood, Circulation, Respiration.

8

Mar. 6 & 8

Chapter 32:

Digestion and Nutrition: Feeding Mechanisms, Digestion, Alimentary Canal, Regulation of Food Intake, Nutrition.



Chapter 17: Segmented Worms: Body Plan, Polychaetes, Oligochaetes, Hirudinea, Metamerism, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.

 EXAM 2 – Mar. 8 

9

Mar. 12-16

Spring Break




10

Mar. 20 & 22

Chapter 33:

Nervous Coordination: Nervous System and Sense Organs, Neurons, Synapses, Sense Organs.



Chapter 18: Arthropods: Trilobites, Chelicerates, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.

Chapter 19: Aquatic Mandibulates: Crustacea, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.

Chapter 20:

Terrestrial Mandibulates: Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Symphyla, Insecta, Insects & Humans, Phylogeny & Adaptive Radiation.



11

Mar. 27 & 29

Chapter 34:

Chemical Coordination: Endocrine System, Mechanisms of Hormone Action, Invertebrate Hormones, Vertebrate Endocrine Glands and Hormones.



Chapter 22: Echinoderms & Hemichordata: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea, Echinoidea, Holothuroidea, Crinoidea,

12

Apr. 3 & 5

Chapter 35:

Immunity: Innate Mechanisms, Acquired Immunity, Blood Groups, Invertebrate Immunity



Chapter 23: Chordates: Chordate Structures, Urochordata, Cephalochordata, Vertebrata.

Chapter 24: Fishes: Phylogeny, Agnatha, Chondryichthyes, Osteichthyes, Structural and Functional Adaptations.

13

Apr. 10 & 12

Chapter 36:

Animal Behavior: Classical Ethology, Control of Behavior, Social Behavior.



Chapter 25: Early Tetrapods and Amphibians.

Chapter 26: Reptiles: Origin and Adaptive Radiation, Amniotic Egg, Natural History.

14

Apr. 17 & 19

Chapter 37:

The Biosphere and Animal Distribution: Biosphere Subdivisions, Biogeography.



Chapter 27: Birds: Origin and Phylogeny, Adaptations for Flight, Migration and Navigation, Social Behavior and Reproduction.

Chapter 38:

Animal Ecology: Ecosystem Ecology, Communities, Populations



Chapter 28: Mammals: Origin and Evolution, Structural and Functional Adaptations, Reproductive Cycles, Mammalian Populations, Hominids.




May 3 - 9

 FINAL EXAM TBA 





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