Course: Biology of Animals I

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Course title Biology of Animals I
Course code KBI/P304
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Hajer Jaromír, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Mareš Vladislav, doc. MUDr. DrSc.
Course content
The main aim of this course and laboratory observations is to understand the morphology, taxonomy, ecology and phylogeny of invertebrates as well as to correlate the characteristics of living representatives with those which exist only in the fossil record. The diversity of body form and lifestyle represented by this group greatly overshadows the diversity of any other group of organisms. Traditional classification schemes have been based largely upon morphology and classical embryology. There is currently a revolution underway in the phylogenetic hypotheses of invertebrates because of new studies in molecular systematics and the genetic research in developmental biology. One of the important goal is developing of student ability to find, collect and determine terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates of the region. The aim is to provide information on commnon properties of animals, including structure, metabolism anf function of cells and tissues of the organism as well the principles of reproduction of animals. Principles and practical excercising of the selected classic and modern cytological and biotechnological methods are included.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The main aim of this course and laboratory observations is to understand the morphology, taxonomy, ecology and phylogeny of invertebrates as well as to correlate the characteristics of living representatives with those which exist only in the fossil record. The diversity of body form and lifestyle represented by this group greatly overshadows the diversity of any other group of organisms. Traditional classification schemes have been based largely upon morphology and classical embryology. There is currently a revolution underway in the phylogenetic hypotheses of invertebrates because of new studies in molecular systematics and the genetic research in developmental biology. One of the important goal is developing of student ability to find, collect and determine terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates of the region. The aim is to provide information on commnon properties of animals, including structure, metabolism anf function of cells and tissues of the organism as well the principles of reproduction of animals. Principles and practical excercising of the selected classic and modern cytological and biotechnological methods are included.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Recommended literature
  • Barnes, R.D. Invertebrate Zoology, 5th edn, Saunders, London. 1987.
  • Barrington, E.J.W. Invertebrate structure and function. Nelson, London l972..
  • Buchar, J. a kol. Práce ze zoologie (skriptum). SPN Praha l983..
  • Buchar, J. Stručný přehled soustavy bezobratlých (skriptum, obrazová část).Peres Praha l995..
  • Buchar, J. Stručný přehled zoologie bezobratlých (skriptum).Karolinum Praha l992..
  • Hajer, J. Vybrané kapitoly ze zoologie bezobratlých (skriptum, díly 1 a 2). UJEP, l990,l99l..
  • Kubišta V. Buněčné základy životních dějů.. 1998.
  • Nielsen, F. G. Contemporary German sound installations. Copengahen, 2003.
  • Rosypal S. a kol. Fylogeneze, systém a biologie organismů.. SPN Praha, 1992.
  • Rupert E.E., Barnes R.D. Invertebrate Zoology (6.ed.) Saunders Cool. Publ., Fort Worth, Philadelphia,. 1994.


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