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ThisGeneral Zoology Laboratory Manualis intended for students taking their first course in zoology. Provided are exercises and experiences that will help students: (1) understand the general principles that unite animal biology, (2) appreciate the diversity found in the animal kingdom and understand the evolutionary relationships that explain this diversity, (3) become familiar with the structure and function of vertebrate organ systems and appreciate some of the evolutionary changes that took place in the development of those organ systems, and (4) develop problem-solving skills.
Table of Contents
Unit I Introductory Concepts and Skills
1 The Microscope and Scientific Method
2 Cells and Tissues
3 Aspects of Cell Function
6 Adaptations of Stream Invertebrates - A Scavenger Hunt
Unit II An Evolutionary Approach to the Animal Phyla
7 The Classification of Organisms
8 Animal-like Protists
10 Cnidaria (Coelenterata)
12 The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths
Unit III An Evolutionary Approach to Vertebrate Structure and Function