Reading Assignments

The following table summarizes all readings you are responsible for completing before each lecture on the date listed.  Three types of required readings are involved:

(1) [page numbers] in bold from Biology of the Invertebrates, 7th ed. (black cover), by Jan A. Pechenik.  For each set of page numbers, the text at the start and end of the reading is shown (in italics) in cases where the start and end of the sections to be read might be ambiguous.

(2) Research Focus Box #s in Pechenik text--included in the assignment only when specified.

(3) supplemental readings [SR], which are available as .pdf files at the SR link at the website.

Important: *Dates are tentative!  Check OAKS notifications for updates.

Wk

Date*

Unit and Reading assignment

 

 

 

1

Jan 12 R

1. Classification [2-6 (Environmental…), 7-19 (…named.) , 22-27 (How...homologies.), 29-30 (Classification…exception.)]

 

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2. Protozoa [35-36 (…Chapter 2), 37-41 (Contractile…slowly.)], Porifera/Placozoa [77-88 (...spicules), 89], [SR]

 

 

 

17 T

3. Hydrostats [95-97], Cnidaria [99-126], Research [1-2 (...zoology.)], Box 6.1

 

19 R

    Ctenophora [135-144], Box 7.1

 

 

 

3

24 T

4. Platyhelminthes [147-155], Nemertea [205-211 (...predators.)]

 

26 R

5. Cavities [9-10 (Developmental…Chapter 5.)], Nematoda [431-35, 444]

 

 

 

4

31 T

6. Annelida [295-304 (...groups?) , 328 (Circulatory...annelid.)], Box 13.1

 

Feb 2 R

    Siboglinidae [305-11 (...bones.)], Echiura & Sipuncula [312-18] (…distances.)]

 

 

 

5

 7 T

7. Parasites [156-68, 196-8  (…issue.), 452-4 (…startling.)], Box 8.1 [SR]

 

9 R

8. Mollusca [215-37 (…pneumostome.)], Box 12.1

 

 

 

6

14 T

9. Mollusca [237-71], Box 12.3

 

16 R

    Mollusca (cont.)

 

 

 

7

21 T

10. Arthropoda [341-5 (…groups.), 349-350 (Classification…limb)], [SR]

 

23 R

      Crustacea [373-82]

 

 

 

8

28 T

---spring break---

 

Mar 2 R

---spring break---

 

 

 

9

7 R

11. Barnacles! [389-92 (…habitats.)]

 

 9 T

12. Echinodermata [497-520] & [SR]

 

 

 

10

14 T

      Echinodermata (cont.) 

 

16 R

13. Hemichordata [529-34] & Urochordata [539-48]

 

 

 

11

21 T

14. “Lophophorate” phyla and Kamptozoa [473-92]

 

23 R

15. Chelicerata/Tracheata [345-349 (…body), 350-67 (…systems.)], lobopods [421-8]

 

 

 

12

28 T

      Taxonomic lectures (cont.)

 

30 R

16. History and phylogeny [19-22 (…other.), 27-29 (Cladistic…phyla.)], Box 11.1 & [SR]

 

 

 

13

4 T

17. Mechanisms [SR]

 

6 R

18. Modular growth: Box 19.1 & [SR]

 

 

 

14

11 T

19. Sex and larval biology [555-80]

 

13 R

20. Physical biology [2-6, review] & [SR]

 

 

 

15

18 T

21.Meiofauna [454-7, 198-9, 459-60], Chaetognatha [461-7, Box 18.1] & [SR]

 

20 R

22. Conservation issues [SR], Box 6.2, Box 24.1

 

 

 

 


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