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Title:
Biology of the invertebrates
Author:
Pechenik, Jan A.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 578 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780070122048
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL362 .P43 2000 4TH ED. Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

This text covers all phyla of invertebrates with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group. It includes learning aids for students and uses etymology boxes for classification of terms. A taxonomic summary and taxonomic detail sections at the end of each chapter offer more information on diversity and serve as a reference.


Table of Contents

1 Environmental Considerations
2 Invertebrate Classification and Relationships
3 The Protozoans
4 The Poriferans and Placozoans
5 Introduction to the Hydrostatic Skeleton
6 The Cnidarians
7 The Ctenophores
8 The Platyhelminthes
9 The Mesozoans: Possible Flatworm Relatives
10 The Nemertines
11 The Rotifers and Acanthocephalans
12 The Molluscs
13 The Annelids and Sipunculans
14 The Arthropods
15 Two Phyla of Likely Arthropod Relatives: Tardigrada and Onychophora
16 The Nematodes
17 Four Phyla of Likely Nematode Relatives: Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, and Loricifera
18 Five Phyla (Plus One Species) of Uncertain Affiliation: Myxozoa, Gnathostomulida, Gastrotricha, Xenoturbella bocki, Chaetognatha, and Cyliophora
19 The Lophophorates (Phoronids, Brachiopods, Bryozoans) and Entoprocts
20 The Echinoderms
21 The Hemichordates
22 The Nonvertebrate Chordates
23 Invertebrate Reproduction and Development-An Overview
Glossary
Index

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