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Life 103 Biology of Organisms Week 2

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These notes cover phylogeny, protists, cnidaria, and porifera.
biology of organisms
Heather Baker Blackburn
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Phylogeny, protists, cnidarian, Phylum Porifera, porifera, Sponges, jellies, clades
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Date Created: 09/02/16
August 29, 2016  Life 103 Week 2  Phylogeny (continued)  Practice maximum parsimony    Some assumptions of cladistics approach:  ● Characteristics of lineages change through time\  ● Any combination of groups shares a common ancestor  ● Bifurcation pattern of descent  ○ 2 lineages branch off at once  Phylogenetic tree are hypotheses, not established facts  ● Often revised  ● Can use to make predictions about characteristics of related groups  Molecular clocks allow us to estimate time since common ancestor  ● Calibrate molecular clock­ use fossil record or samples to estimate average rate of  mutation accumulation  ● Estimates time since divergence­ when was there no difference  ● HIV history has been studied through molecular clocks  ○ Early common strain of HIV probably spread to humans between 1910 to 1950                                                   Prokaryotes­ domains Archaea and bacteria ( concepts 2.6, 27.2)    ● Based on rRNA sequences  ● If this hypothesis is correct then Eukarya and archaea  Different types of genes can yield different results  ● Horizontal gene transfer­ non parental  ○ Genes transferred between genomes without sexual reproduction  ○ Most genes in prokaryotic genomes seem to have moved between species  ○ Doesn't fit assumptions of phylogenetic tree  ○ Eukaryotes can also experience hgt  ■ Crown gall caused by agrobacterium tumefaciens  ■ ⅓ chance of carrying genes from something like this (controversial)        August 31, 2016  Phylogeny cont.   How does HGT work?  1.  Transformation ­ uptake of foreign DNA  a. SPontaneous or genetically engineered  2. Transduction ­ phages (bacteriophages) carry prokaryotic genes between cells  a. Inject genes from donor into recipient  3. Conjugation ­ DNA transferred between 2 cells that are temporarily joined  How do prokaryotic lineages evolve so quickly? Where does genetic diversity come from?  ● In prokaryotes  ○ Genetic recombination  ○ Rapid reproduction and mutation    Protists   Eukarya   ● Membrane bound organelles  ● Well developed cytoskeleton  ○ Often able to change shape   ○ Often asymmetric or complex  ● Animals plant and fungi  ● Everything else? Protistits  ○ Protists are polyphyletic                  Protists  ● Mostly unicellular, but some colonial or multicellular  ● Diverse life cycles, nutrition, morphologies, reproduction  ● Sometimes informally  ○ Plant­like protists  ■ Photosynthetic  ○ Animal­ like protists  ■ Heteosynthetic  ○ Fungi ­ like protists  September 2, 2016  Protists cont.  Protists in clades: Excavata  ● Cytoskeleton similarities  ● Many have feeding groove  ● Ex: Giardia i​ ntestinalis  SAR Clades  ● Common DNA sequences  ● Ex: paramecium  Unikonta  ● Diverse related to fungi and animals  ● Ex: Slime molds      Invertebrates  Kingdom animalia:  ● Multicellular eukaryotes  ● Heterotrophic  ● No cell walls  ● Most closely related to choanoflagellates  ○ Morphological and molecular evidence  ● Reproduction and development  ○ Sexual reproduction, dominant diploid stage  ○ Sperm fertilizes egg  Reproduction   1. Zygote undergoes cleavage  2. Multicellular blastula forms  3. Blastula undergoes gastrulation, forming a gastrula  4. 2 layers are created, ectoderm and endoderm            Invertebrates: Phylum Porifera  ● Lack true tissues  ● Water is drawn through pores into spongocoel; out through the osculum    Phylum Cnidaria  ● Include hydras, corals, and jellyfish  ● Has true tissues   ● Two tissue layers ­ diploblastic  ○ Gastrodermis ­ derived from the endoderm  ○ Epidermis ­ derived from the ectoderm  ● Two forms   ○ Polyp ­ hydra and coral  ○ Medusa ­ jellies  ● Cnidocyte are specialized cells that bear  nematocysts which are venomous barbs  ● Two groups 


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