BSsqans-lect20 chordata

BSsqans-lect20 chordata - BIS 1B (Winter 2008) Study...

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BIS 1B (Winter 2008) Study question answers: Chordata Lecture 20 1. One of the traits that Chordates and Hemichordates share is pharyngeal gill slits. Can you trace the phylogenetic history of these gill slits through the various classes of chordates to mammals like yourselves? Briefly, pharyngeal slits begin as feeding structures in the tunicate larvae and lancelets permitting water to enter the mouth exit the pharynx without interruption. In the fishes these slits first take on a respiratory function, acquiring gills on each reinforced arch, then combining with muscles to form a respiratory pump. Later particular arches variously become other structures including jaws (the anterior set). In amphibians more of these arches loose their respiratory function and become parts of the skull and throat bones. In the amniotes all respiratory function is lost as these bones variously become associated with the skull, hearing and vocal mechanisms. 2. Our nervous system is internal, yet it is derived from ectoderm. Explain how the internal nervous system can be formed from the outer ectoderm during the course of development. A plate (Neural plate) of ectodermal tissue differentiates from the rest of the ectoderm along the dorsal midline of the developing embryo. This ribbon of tissue begins to curl up at the edges gradually forming a troth that runs between the head
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BIS 1b taught by Professor Kimsey during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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BSsqans-lect20 chordata - BIS 1B (Winter 2008) Study...

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