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Arthropods of the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang fauna of southwest China. Corals build reefs visible from space, the largest structures created by living things, including humans. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 66: 852–864. These uncommon insects are usually found in colonies in dead wood. In the polyp theory, the ancestral cnidarian possessed some or all of the traits that define modern-day Antho- zoa. The prismatic layer has the calcium car- bonate deposited as vertical crystals, each surrounded by a thin protein matrix.
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The trunk seldom shows external evidence of segmenta- tion, although all eleven postcephalic somites are dis- cernable in some taxa. Some cubozoan medusae engage in a form of copula- tion, in which sperm are transferred directly from the male to an adjacent female in the water column. The potential for major changes in body plans due to variations in Hox and other regulatory genes and the downstream genes they affect is just beginning to be realized, but this potential is clearly enormous.
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Compound species, such as Botryllus, have special blood cells that play a vital role in rejecting adjacent conspecific, but nonclone colonies (allogenic colonies). In these sponges the choanocytes assume both capture and digestive/assimilative functions. Invertebrate animals, on the other hand, are the ones with flexible body as they do not possess backbone. Each successful larva must accumu- late enough nutrients from feeding to provide the ener- gy necessary for immediate survival and for the processes of settling and metamorphosis from larva to juvenile or subadult.
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Their effective excretory structures and thickened exoskeletons provide them with physiological osmoregulatory capabilities plus a barrier against desiccation. It has also been proposed that the advent of predato- ry lifestyles was the key that favored the first appear- ance of animal skeletons (as defensive structures), lead- ing to the “Cambrian explosion.” The rapid appearance and spread of diverse metazoan skeletons in the early Cambrian heralded the beginning of the Phanerozoic eon.
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It lays the foundation for students' eventual abilities to (1) recognize many of the most abundant fossils, (2) appreciate their value in interpreting ancient environments of deposition, and (3) use them as tools for stratigraphic correlation. This arrangement permits coordinated movement of each arm and the tube feet located on the surface of the arm. The second theory has recently gained support in on- togenetic studies that suggest sipunculans and molluscs might be sister groups, sharing, among other things, the unique “molluscan cross.” The third hypothesis, that molluscs and annelids are closely related, implies that molluscs were primitively segmented coelomates (like the annelids).
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The rule for many hermaphroditic invertebrates is mutual cross fer- tilization, wherein two individuals function alternately or simultaneously as males and exchange sperm, and then use the mate’s sperm to fertilize their own eggs. Both of these layers are a single cell thick. SUBCLASS OCTOCORALLIA (= ALCYONARIA): Octocorals. The young eventu- ally emerge from the female’s gonopore and crawl onto her back. Shuster is Professor of Invertebrate Zoology and Curator of Marine Invertebrates and Molluscs at Northern Arizona University.
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Electrically coupled photo- sensitive neurons control swimming in jellyfish. Neurons relay messages by accepting inputs at the dendrite and cell body, passing waves of electrochemical activity down the axon, and releasing chemical neurotransmitters from the axon to the next neuron at the synapse. A likely scenario is that once the poly- poid form became established, some cnidarians began to suppress the medusoid phase of their life cycles, var- ious degrees of which can be seen among the hydro- zoans.
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However, in certain groups (e.g., schizomids, palpigrades, solpugids, and opilionids) the prosoma is divided into three parts: a proterosoma, com- prising the acron and the first four segments, all fused and covered by a carapace-like shield (often called the propeltidium); and two free segments (often called the mesopeltidium and metapeltidium). Water is drawn into the interlimb spaces as adjacent appendages move away from one another, and water is pressed out of the spaces as adjacent limbs move together.
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There are three fundamental patterns we see when we examine evolutionary history: anagenesis, speciation, and extinction. The characters used to construct the cladogram are enumer- ated in the figure legend and briefly summarized in the following discussion. Medawar (eds.), Essays on Growth and Form Presented to D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Cuvierian tubules of the holothuroid Holothuria ferskali (Echinodermata): A morphofunc- tional study. In many cases the cuticle provides an effective barrier against osmotic and ionic gradients, and as such is a major means of homeostatic control.
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Zelinkaderidae, a new family of cyclorhagid Kinorhyncha. Echinoderms are generally consid- ered to be strictly marine, stenohaline creatures. Classifications are theories about the basis of natural order, not dull catalogues compiled only to avoid chaos." The nucleate spheres are the blas- tomeres, and the anucleate ones are called pseudoblas- tomeres (Figure 15.8E,F). About 130 described species, including two cosmopolitan species that infest humans (Figure 16.19).
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