chapter 42,43,44 learning objectives

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Objectives-Chapter 40 18:59 Concept 40.1: Physical laws and the environment constrain animal size and shape Explain how physical laws constrain animal form An animal’s size and shape, features that biologists often call “body plans” or designs” are fundamental aspects of form and function that significantly affect the way an animal interacts with its environment. The body plan of an animal results from a pattern of development programmed by the genome itself the product of millions of years of evolution. The possibilities are not infinite-physical laws and the need to exchange materials with the environment place certain limits on the range of animal forms. Physical requirements constrain what natural selection can “invent”, including the size and shape of flying animals. The laws of hydrodynamics constrain the shape that are possible for aquatic animals that swim very fast. Concept 40.2: Animal form and function are correlated at all levels of organization Define cell, tissue, organ, organ system Cell: Life’s fundamental unit of structure and function. Tissue: Groups of cells with a common structure and function. Different types of tissues have different structures that are suited to their functions. Organ: Different tissues are organized into organs. In some organs, the tissues are arranged into layers. Organ System: Representing a level of organization higher than organs, they carry out the major body functions of most animals. Consists of several organs and has specific functions, but the efforts of all systems must be coordinated for the animal to survive.
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Objectives-Chapter 41 18:59 Concept 41.1: Homeostatic mechanisms manage an animal’s energy budget Explain the homeostatic regulation of blood glucose levels In humans, the liver and muscle cells store energy in the form of glycogen, a polymer made up of many glucose units. Glucose is a major fuel for cells, and its metabolism, regulated by hormone action, provides an important example of homeostasis. o If the body’s glycogen depots are full and caloric intake still exceeds caloric expenditure, the excess is usually stored as fat. o When fewer calories are taken in than are expended, fuel is taken out of the storage depots and oxidized. The human body generally expends liver glycogen first and then draws on muscle glycogen and fat. Explain the action of the appetite regulating hormones The hormone leptin is one of the key long-term appetite regulators in mammals. Leptin is produced by adipose (fat) cells. o As adipose tissue increases, leptin levels of the blood rise, which normally cues the brain to suppress appetite. This is one of the feedback mechanisms that keeps most people from becoming obese in spite of an access to an abundance of food. o
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course BIOL 1202 taught by Professor Gregg during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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