13 Final Overview

13 Final Overview - A Final Overview Animal Diversity BSC...

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A Final Overview Animal Diversity BSC 2011L Fall 2008 Prof. W. Tschinkel Monday, June 13, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
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Two approaches to understanding • Form and function--- basic problems of life and their solutions – the variety of solutions and their phylogenetic history account for the variety of animals • Classification and evolutionary descent--- family trees and histories – Life arose once and all creatures are descended from this single ancestor Monday, June 13, 2011
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Major approach I: Form and function: Life’s basic problems and their engineering solutions • Feeding • Growth and maintenance • Reproduction • Movement and orientation • Body form and support • Exchange materials with environment Monday, June 13, 2011
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What do animals eat? How do they get food? • Absorption • Filter feeding • Chewing, sucking plant or animal material • Predation (running down, ambush, etc) Monday, June 13, 2011
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---mostly biochemistry and physiology Monday, June 13, 2011
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bsc2011L taught by Professor Dr.tschinkel during the Fall '11 term at FSU.

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