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BIO 385 — Comparative Invertebrate Zoology

Updated 20 April 2017

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Course Information

Description: Characteristics, life cycles, adaptations, and evolution of invertebrate animals. Prerequisites: Bio 181 and Bio 182 with a C or better.

Current Sections:
Lecture: MWF 12:55-1:45, CLCC 158
Lab: W 9:45-12:30, CLCC 356

Texts: J.A. Pechenik 2015. Biology of the Invertebrates, 7th ed. McGraw-Hill.
U.M. Savalli 2017. Invertebrate Zoology A Laboratory Manual, LAD Custom Publishing (sold at ASU West bookstore).

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli


Announcements & Upcoming

  • Apr 22 — Open Lab for Practical Review (9-12 am)
  • Apr 26 — Lab Practical 2
  • May 3 — Final Exam: 12:10 pm


Lecture Schedule
(Spring 2017)

Week of:
Topic:
Chapter:
Jan 9-13 —Introduction; Phylogenetic reconstruction1, 2
Jan 16-20 —No Class Jan 16
Animal body plans, repro & development

2, 24
Jan 23-27 —Support, movement & feeding3, 5
Jan 30-Feb 3 —Protists; animal origins3
Feb 6-10 —Exam 1, Feb 6
Sponges & placozoans

4
Feb 13-17 —Cnidarians, Ctenophores, & Bilateria6-7, 9, 22
Feb 20-24 —Flatworms & Mesozoans8, 9, 22
Feb 27-Mar 3 —Rotifers, Lophophorates, etc.10, 18, 19
Mar 6-10 —Spring Break
Mar 13-17 —Exam 2, Mar 13
Annelids & Ribbon Worms

11, 13
Mar 20-24 —Molluscs12
Mar 27-31 —Nematodes & related pyla16-17
Apr 3-7 — Arthropods: Evolutionary Origins
Exam 3, Apr 7
14-15
Apr 10-14 —Arthropods, continued14
Apr 17-21 —Echinoderms20
Apr 24-28 —Hemichordates & Chordates21, 23
May 3 —Final Exam: 12:10 - 2:00


Lab Schedule
(Spring 2017)

Date:
Topic:
Lab Manual Exercise
Jan 18- Intro to: phylogenetics, microscopy, anatomy1-3
25- Protozoans4
Feb 1- Sponges; Animal Origins5-7
8- Cnidarians8
15- Flatworms, lophophorates & minor phyla9-12
22- Annelids & ribbon worms13-14
Mar 1- Lab Practical Exam 1
8- Spring Break (optional field trip)
15- Molluscs15
22- Arthropods 116, 18-19, 21
29- Field Exercise: Arthropod Sampling22
Apr 5- Arthropods 216-17, 20
12- Nematodes, Hemichordates & Chordates23, 25
19- Echinoderms24
26- Lab Practical Exam 2

Lab Info:

Lab 1 — Intro (Jan 18)


Lab 2 — Protozoans (Jan 25)
Protozoan Diversity


Lab 3 — Sponges & Other Basal Animals (Feb 1)
Animal Origins
Poriferan Diversity
Basal Phyla


Lab 4 — Cnidarians (Feb 8)
Cnidarian Diversity


Lab 5 — Flatworms, Rotifers, Lophophorates etc. (Feb 15)
Flatworm Diversity
Rotifer Diversity
Minor Phyla of Uncertain Relationship
Lophophorate Diversity


Lab 6 — Annelids & Ribbon Worms (Feb 22)
Ribbon Worms
Annelid Diversity


Lab 8 — Molluscs (Mar 15)
Mollusc Diversity


Lab 9 — Arthropods (Mar 22)
Arthropod Diversity


Lab 10 — Field Sampling (Mar 29)


Lab 11 — Arthropods (Apr 5)
Arthropod Diversity
Arthropod Relatives


Lab 12 — Nematodes, Hemichordates & Chordates (Apr 12)
Round Worms
Hemichordates
Chordate Diversity


Lab 13 — Echinoderms (Apr 19)
Echinoderm Diversity

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