- SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY
- UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
- POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF INVERTEBRATES
Cognitive: Training students on key issues of morphology, anatomy and taxonomy of invertebrates. Understanding the evolutionary path and the phylogenetic relationships in the animal kingdom.
Affective: Awareness through the knowledge of the diversity in the animal world.
Skills: Use of the optical microscope for observing and identifying histological body sections or entire representative invertebrates. Familiarity with the use of identification keys in characterizing invertebrate groups and identifying representative species.
Teaching includes lectures, laboratory work and field exercises
Principles of Systematic Zoology. Introduction to Zoology. Protozoa. Animal tissues. Origin and evolution of the animal kingdom. Morphology, anatomy, taxonomy and phylogeny of the phyla Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Aschelminthes, Mollusca, Annelida, Arthropoda, Echinodermata and minor animal phyla.
1. Usage of optical microscope on 1. Protozoa, 2. Animal tissues, 3. Porifera and Cnidaria, 4. Platyhelminthes, Aschelminthes and Annelida, 5. Molluscs, 6. Insects, 7. Crustacea, Chelicerata, Chilopoda and Diplopoda, 8. Echinodermata.
1. Marine environment (Potidea, Chalkidiki): Observation and identification of marine invertebrates living in the intertidal and subtidal zone, at the species level. 2. Terrestrial environment (Seih-sou): Observation and identification of organisms living in the forest, at the order level.
1. Lazaridou M. 1991. Invertebrate Zoology. Giachoudis-Giapoulis Publ., Thessaloniki.
2. Hickman, Roberts & Larson. 2002. Zoology: Integrated principles. Volume I. Ion Publ., Athens.
Attending lectures, practising technical or laboratory skills
Written examination, reports on laboratory work and fieldwork
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