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UnitIII - Unit III Part1 Systematics Taxonomy, taxon...

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Unit III Part1 Systematics Taxonomy, taxon Phylogeny Shared derived characters (synapomorphies) Shared primitive characters (symplesiomorphies) Homology vs. analogy (homoplasy, nonhomology) Characters used to reconstruct phylogeny Monophyletic group Can you interpret a phylogeny? Significance of phylogeny reconstruction Understand Linnean classification Do classifications necessarily reflect phylogeny? Protozoa vs. Metazoa Tissue, organ, organ system Tissue types (organization and function) Epithelial Connective Nerve (soma, dendrites, axon) Resting potential Understand the generation of an action potential Electrical synapse vs. chemical synapse. Muscle (actin, myosin, troponin, tropomyosin) Sarcomere Role of calcium, troponin & tropomyosin Sliding filament model of contraction! Muscle types Skeleton types and their functions Common problems of existence. Environments Effects of body size on animal design: Understand the relationship between surface area and volume Importance of diffusion in substance transport. Osmoregulation (definition?)
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