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By Janet Moore

Moore's creation is short, yet informative. based within the general structure for a zoology textbook, she covers the fundamentals speedy and good, after which increases attention-grabbing questions that pertain to no matter what phylum is in query. Having already performed coursework in invertebrates, i discovered this a very good refresher and nonetheless choked with issues i didn't understand (or had thoroughly forgotten).

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The nodes (branching points) define differences from the primitive condition HOW CAN WE USE MORPHOLOGY TO TRACE PHYLOGENY? Fig. 1 (a) Basic cladogram; (b) the cockroach, the bee and the wasp; (c) a hierarchy of recency of common ancestry. and these differences will be shared by all the lines beyond that node. These are the shared derived characters (sometimes called ‘synapomorphies’). e. the ancestor and all of its descendants. On the cladogram, such a group will be represented by a node and everything following from it.

We try to put together those animals most closely related by descent, using resemblance as the basis for our classification. Classification is difficult. ’ We must sympathise with his dilemma. The difficulty is that resemblance between animals is not an entirely reliable guide to their evolutionary history. What makes animals resemble each other? It may be due either to close common ancestry or to convergence, occurring when animals of different ancestry acquire very similar adaptations because they face the same problems or live in the same environment.

Food is absorbed by food-engulfing cells at the foot of the collar. 1c,d) to provide canals and flagellated chambers. This arrangement provides a larger surface area covered in choanocytes and slows the flow of water past these cells, allowing more time for food capture. 5 litres of water per day. 5 cm per second. Amoebocytes assist the circulation of food through the sponge: all HOW DO SPONGES MAKE A LIVING? digestion is intracellular. As in many permeable marine animals, dissolved organic material may be a subsidiary source of food.

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