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Lecture 9,12,13 for Vertebrate Anatomy

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Lecture 9,12,13 for Vertebrate Anatomy Biol 161A

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Evolution for Life in Water, Evolution for Flight, Bone Composition and Muscles
Dr. Reznick
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Vertebrate Anatomy, Reznick, anatomy, UCR





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Vertebrate Anatomy – Biol 161A Lecture 9 – Bone Composition and Muscles From previous sections  Monophyletic groups – defined by shared derived characters that distinguish them from other vertebrate classes  Vertebrates look the way they do because: 1 Who they are – their shared derived traits 2 They are adapted for specific lifestyles Lecture Notes  Bone is dynamic, not static (capable of change during life of individual) o It is made up of many materials, and together give bone certain properties that its single components do not have alone o Stores salts – mainly calcium phosphate o Can be remodeled (necessary for growth, healing, and flexibility required to respond to external stress)  Fine Structure of bone o Composite materials that make up bone:  Hydroxyapatite (calcium phosphate crystals complexed with water molecules)  Ca4O  Proteins  various forms of collagen  Both materials are interwoven  crystals are small and flat and separated by layers of protein  Mineral content varies considerably 1 Red = mineral   Blue =  protein  Properties of the composite materials: o Together the protein and mineral give the bone rigidity and flexibility o Small crystals of hydroxyapatite are suspended in a flexible protein matrix o Protein gives flexibility o Crystal hydroxyapatite gives rigidity o Properties can be varied with the degree of mineralization  More minerals = stronger bone but less flexible  Cell types o Osteoblasts – build bone  Osteocytes – class of osteoblasts that are found within pockets of the bone rather than on the surface 2 o Osteoclasts – digest/ break down bone  Secrete acids that dissolve the hydroxyapatite crystals and secrete enzymes that digest the protein  Remodeling bone = building or breaking down bone o Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts allow bone to be remodeled  allow bone to be in equilibrium with the rest of the body o Allows a way to store and then reutilize calcium salts  Required for muscle contraction and transmission of nerve impulses  Concentration of calcium ions is closely regulated  Being able to build or break down bone allows the body to maintain equilibrium in ion concentration  Bone growth o Growth of long bones requires adding and subtracting to different surfaces of the bone  as bone grows the bone on the inside is subtracted and added to the outside o Adding and subtracting bone evident in marching, rooted teeth in manatee or elephant (teeth move forward as they get worn down, plate forms at front then falls out)  roots of front teeth get absorbed and leave plate behind  Healing bone fractures o New bone is built where breaks occur and fuses broken ends together  Adaptation to stress o Example: forearm bones in tennis players are heavier  response to constant bending forces when they hit the tennis ball  Absence of stress o Bone becomes weak (therefore demineralized) o Examples: prolonged bed rest, astronauts 3  Conclusion – bone is dynamic, changes depending on external environment and stress applied or lack of stress o Bone is in dynamic equilibrium with environment  Hypothesized mechanism for remodeling o Hydroxyapatite crystals are piezoelectric  generate a weak electric field when subjected to bending stress  The weak electric field recruits bone building cells (osteoblasts)  Explains thickening in forearm bone of tennis players  Electric fields used as therapy for non-healing fractures  Gross structure of bone  different types of bone  Outer wall of bone = dense, compact  Inner wall of bone = porous, less dense, cancellous bone (sponge-like in appearance) o Thin rods and plates that compromise cancellous bone = trabeculae  Compact bone provides strength  Cancellous bone provides minimal mass solution  trabeculae provides necessary support using smallest amount of material  Shock absorbers o Ends of long bones are wider than shaft  distributes force applied to ends of bones over larger surface – reduces force per unit area  Also, cancellous bone can “give” a little to absorb shock  Connective tissues  Gross structure of muscles o Bundles of fibers surrounded by connective tissues  Tendons 4 o Separate sheets of connective tissue (surrounding the muscles) join together at the two ends of the muscle and form the juncture with the bone o Connective tissue only o Comprised primarily of collagen (tough fibers) o Rope-like  made of parallel fibers that run the length of the tendon o Only joins muscle to bone o Transmits work done by muscle to distant point  Ligaments o Connective tissue that joins bone to bone, and also guides tendons by forming loops around them o Tendons and ligaments work together to redirect force exerted by muscles  Moveable Joints o Allows bones to move relative to one another without undue friction o Bone articulating ends like ball and socket o Joint region surrounded by fibrous membrane (joint capsule)  The fibrous membrane is continuous with the outer membrane of bone  Within this membrane is the synovial membrane  runs narrowly between the articulating surfaces o Synovial membrane encloses viscous fluid (synovial fluid)  lubricates the joint o Ends of bones are covered with thin, smooth layer of articular cartilage (hyaline)  Lubricant is needed in order to prevent friction and physical damage between bones  Arthritis – loss of articular cartilage, and thus increased frictional wear between bones, resulting in growth of additional bone  Weeping lubrication – During movement, the synovial fluid held in the cartilage is squeezed out mechanically to maintain a layer of fluid on the cartilage surface 5  Muscles can only contract o They contract and then exert force (pull on things) o Once contracted it can do no more work o In order to do more work some external force must be applied to stretch it o Muscles usually anchored to bone at both ends  as they contract they bring the two points of attachment closer  generally causes bending around the joint o Different muscles that cross the joint oppose one another so that when one contracts the other stretches o Biceps contract  forearm flexes, triceps stretch o Triceps contract  forearm extends, biceps stretch  Opposability of muscles o triceps and biceps oppose one another in extending then flexing the forearm o Both muscles cross elbow and shoulder joints  Both joints are located between the origin and insertion o Biceps angles from lateral-proximal to medial-distal  in addition to flexing the forearm the biceps can also abduct the arm or supinate the forearm  the action of the bicep is determined by the flexing of opposing muscles  so if the bicep and tricep flex at the same time the bicep will abduct the arm, rather than flex the forearm  if the palm is pronated then the biceps will contribute to supinating the forearm o Gluteus Maximus  Gluteal muscles retract the hindlimb in quadrupeds (not in humans) 6  Humans have an erect, bipedal gait which means that the function of the gluteal muscles is different in humans  not maximal  if our gluteus maximus is narcotized we would still be able to walk 7 Vertebrate Anatomy – Biol 161A Lecture 12 – Adaptations for Life in Water  High density of water allows organisms with neutral buoyancy to be support with no effort  Demands on skeleton reduced  fish vertebral column is an axis of locomotion rather than support  Fish have no zygapophyses, instead have amphicoelus vertebrae o Both Osteichthyes and Chondrichthys  Higher density causes higher viscosity  thus higher resistance to movement o Because of higher viscosity there is more friction and drag on animal  Three main body adaptations for life in water o Sustained, efficient locomotion  best for fish in large expanses of open water (tuna, marlin, bonito) o Acceleration  to catch prey o Maneuverability  to forage for food, escape predators, live in habitats like coral reefs o Can only be ideally adapted to ONE of these functions (tradeoffs)  most fish however are generalists and reflect a compromise between these functions  Constraints on locomotion – Drag o An animal moving through a medium must move the medium itself, costing energy o Work is done by the animal to move the medium o Friction drag and pressure drag affect fish o Friction Drag  Friction between flanks of fish and water  As fish swims, layer of water next to it is pulled along with it at nearly same speed  At some distance from the fish the water is not influenced by movement 1  Between these two regions^ is the boundary layer – the layer of water that is in some way displaced by a moving object  The shearing of water within boundary layer represents friction nd requires work from the fish  When fish is moving slowly and is streamlined it does not generate eddies (whirlpool type motion of water) within boundary layer  this represents LAMINAR FLOW  Laminar Flow  Object moves slowly and is streamlined  No eddies  Turbulent Flow  Object moves quickly and is less streamlines  Generates eddies  Greatly increases friction drag o Pressure Drag  Caused by pressure differences generated in front of and behind the moving object  Positive pressure = push  generated in front of object  Negative pressure = pull  generated behind object  Represent work being done by object o Fish can be shaped to minimize either pressure drag or friction drag (but not both)  Reducing friction drag  minimize lateral surface area  It is the pull of the surface on the surrounding medium that generates friction  less surface area results in less friction drag  Results in short, stout object  Will increase pressure drag because of an increase in the frontal area 2  Reduce pressure drag  minimize surface area of leading and trailing faces of object  Results in smallest displacement of water  Long, slender object (like snake or eel)  Will increase friction drag because lateral surface area is increased o Optimal shape (fusiform) is a compromise between these two forms  Spindle with circular cross-section and max width equal to ¼ its length  Max width is placed 1/3 of the way down the body ¼ (l) ¼ (l)  Fish deviate from ideal fusiform because the cross-section is horizontally compressed (vertical axis longer than horizontal axis)  Horizontally compressed because flank of body is used in propulsion, the broader flank is pushed against the water as the body generates sinusoidal waves  Fish are not rigid bodies (like man-made objects propelled by engines)  they require movement of some portion of body to propel through water o As they move portions of their body they generate turbulence  Undulations o Most fish move with variations of sinusoidal waves that travel from head towards tail o They differ in how many waves loop through the body at one time o Long/slender eels have more than one wave propagating down the body at any given time o More often there is less than half a wave present for most fish o These waves literally push the animal through the water 3 o Can split up the force of the propulsive elements into thrust and lateral displacement  The Thrust Force (F) is the only component that propels the fish t  The Lateral Force (Fl is the component that moves the fish laterally  There is a larger thrust component than lateral component because there is less resistance to moving forward rather than sideways  Side of fish is broad and flat  creates a lot of resistance to lateral displacement  The lateral displacements constantly cancel each other out with each thrust since the direction of the tail is oscillating back and forth  Thrust generated near tail is more powerful than thrust generated more anteriorly on body o Further out on tail you go, you get a larger angle from the main axis of the body AND a greater distance covered by the arc o The larger angle allows the thrust component of the force vector to be larger than the lateral component  effective force increases and wasted force decreases o The greater distance covered means the tip of the tail accelerates more rapidly than the flank of the body  Oscillation of tail means that tail comes to rest at end of each recovery stroke and accelerates to maximum at the end of the power stroke (when body is straight)  F = (m)(a) o M = mass of water moved by the propulsive element o F = force applied by body of fish to the water, or force applied by water to fish (equal and opposite)  Acceleration vs. sustained swimming o Accelerators  To maximize thrust, maximize the depth of each propulsive element and the amplitude of the wave  Deep body, medial fins  enlarged lateral surface area  HORIZONTALLY COMPRESSED  Similar to oar or paddle 4  Increases force output for a single half stroke  A sit and wait predator  not adapted to sustained swimming  Waits until prey is within striking distance  striking distance = distance that can be covered with a single contraction ps muscles along one side of the body  predator sweeps caudle peduncle through half a cycle and attacks  Pike and pickerel  The turbulence generated by an anterior segment creates friction and passes over more posterior segments  the amount of turbulence progressively increases as you move towards the tail  These fish can switch to sustained locomotion by folding up their medial fins  reducing lateral surface area and thus reducing drag o Sustained swimmers  The tail is the ONLY propulsive element  VERTICALLY COMPRESSED  A broad caudal peduncle becomes disadvantageous because:  The amount of friction drag is directly proportional to surface area  Friction drag is proportional to velocity  Therefore caudal peduncle is narrowed so that sustained swimmers can swim at high speeds  Ideal shape is to have a tapered peduncle with a tall crescent shaped tail  Portion of body that undulates is restricted to rear of the fish  This is because the more posterior the propulsive element, the greater percentage of the force is applied to thrust , and the faster it moves  Percentage of forward thrust component is increased and percentage of lateral component is decreased  Restricting movement of the caudal peduncle to a smaller, more posterior, narrower portion further reduces turbulence o This reduction in turbulence is enhanced by the scutes along the lateral margins of the peduncle and the vertical compression of the peduncle  as the peduncle oscillates it presents a knife-like 5 edge to the water  reduces turbulence and resistance to the lateral undulations  These combination of changes makes these fish ideal for cruising at high speeds  Tuna, swordfish, bonito  live in open water and feed on dispersed prey  However, they cannot maneuver as well as fish with other body shapes and cannot accelerate rapidly (although they move continuously)  Summary o Fish adapted for acceleration generate drag and thus are poor sustained swimmers o Fish adapted for sustained swimming are poor accelerators and have poor maneuverability o Specialized sit-and-wait predators have 80% success rate  But they encounter few prey o Generalists have 30-50% success rate for capturing prey o Sustained swimmers have 10-15% success rate  But they encounter a much larger amount of prey o Maximum speeds – in terms of multiples of body length of fish  Sustained swimmers – tuna: 20, mackerel:15  Generalists – Salmon: 8  Maneuverer – triggerfish: 3 o Sustained swimmers least maneuverable  Convergence in sustained swimmers o Osteichthyes – tuna, swordfish o Chondrichthyes – some are well sustained swimmers o Reptiles in subclass Euryapsida (Ichthyosaurs)  terrestrial ancestors o Mammals – Cetacea  terrestrial ancestors o All have fusiform bodies, thin caudal peduncles, long narrow tails o Homologous traits = pectoral fins, and other things 6 o Nonhomologous structures = they all have caudal fins but are very different in origin and structure o In Ichthyosaurs and fish the tails are modifications of the posterior end of the vertebral column o In dolphins the vertebral column ends in the body, the tail is formed from lobes of connective tissues o Caudal fins considered analogous – not derived from same tissues o Tails of fish and Ichthyosaurs lies in vertical plane  Ichthyosaurs derived from terrestrial ancestors with sprawling gaits and vertebral columns that flexed in a horizontal plane o Tails of Cetacea lies in horizontal plane  Cetacea derived from ancestors with erect gait and vertebral columns that flexed in a vertical plane 7 Vertebrate Anatomy – Biol 161A Lecture 13 – Evolution of Flight  Evolution of flight encouraged by : o Access to food  new niche, new source of food (similar to when amphibians invaded land) o Escape from predators  birds were first bipedal runners who developed gliding and then flying as an escape mechanism,  [or flight may have begun with arboreal gliders]  Advantages attained once flying evolved: o Access to non-food resources  cliffs, trees, islands for protected nesting spots o Efficient locomotion  long-distance migrations possible  Allows utilization of sparsely spread resources  Utilization of seasonal resources o Dispersal across barriers  oceans or mountains  Ex. Arctic Tern  migrates from North to South Pole  Note that these same advantages apply to those with erect gait and cursorial adaptations  The advantages for birds however are more extreme  long migrations, feeding over wide area  Flight in Reptiles (happened first) o Pterosaurs may have been first vertebrae to fly  Upper Triassic (220 myr) and persisted until end of Mesozoic (65 myr)  Ranged from small, sparrow sized to largest of all fliers (25-45ft wingspans)  No fossil record, unclear how they evolved flight  Fed mainly on fish (most fossils found in marine deposits)  While most fossils are found in marine environments it could be because fossils are much more likely to form there, and much less likely to form 1 in forest environments  pterosaurs could have been abundant predators in other environments as well but we lack the fossils to tell  Flight in Birds (happened second) o Strong evidence for dinosaur origin of birds  Birds derived from Maniraptorians o Archaeopteryx – oldest fossil record of bird  Debated whether or not it was capable of sustained flight o First birds that could certainly fly – 140 myr ago  But the adaptation to flight must have come earlier because at 140 myr the modifications of birds represent specialization for flight (Sinoris)  Flight in mammals (happened third) o Order Chiroptera o Bats made sudden appearance in early Cenozoic (50-60 myr)  Little fossil record, not sure how their flight evolved  What fliers and swimmers have in common o Both move through fluid medium and are subject to same types of drag o For birds  profile drag = friction drag + pressure drag  Fliers also have induced drag – caused by wing-tip vortex o Fusiform shape for birds  They have a fusiform shape because they have contour feathers along body contour  Their body itself is not actually fusiform  they can have this fusiform figure from feathers because air is a less dense medium than water  Long, flexible necks  but seem continuous with the body because of these contour feathers o Wings – of all classes (reptiles, mammals, birds)  Must have large surface area that can be flapped to generate lift and thrust 2  All of the wing structures in flying vertebrates involve modification of the forelimb  but each arrived at this modification in a different way  Therefore, bone elements in wing are convergent and homologous  Primary modification = elongation of forelimb  For all flying vertebrates the wing is a three-segmented forelimb with additional structures to enhance the surface area  First two segments  humerus and radius/ulna  Third segment  modification of wrist and hand bones o This third segment forms differently in each of the three groups  Can tell flying vertebrates apart by their digits/hands  Wings of birds involve ONLY THE FORELIMB  Wings of bats and pterosaurs involve the FORELIMB AND HINDLIMB  This is important because birds evolved more diversely ecologically because they had separate hindlimbs  hindlimbs can evolve independently  Birds may have feet specialized for running, swimming, or grabbing and dismembering prey  This type of diversity is not seen in bats or pterosaurs because the hindlimbs are necessary for flight o Trunk  In all cases the trunk is shortened, and stiffened  Stiffened by  enlarged series of sacral vertebrae, fusion of trunk vertebrae, broad ribs that may have overlapping processes  This places center of gravity near shoulder joint, where propulsive drive originates  Propulsive drive must be at center of gravity so that flapping does not make body summersault o Synsacrum- fusion of pelvic girdle, lumbar, sacral, caudal verte. o Note: Pygostyle- fused caudal vert. for feather attachment  Enlarged, keeled sternum for attachment of enlarged pectoral muscles 3  Well developed in birds and pterosaurs, not so much in bats  All have V shaped bones that brace the shoulder joints  but they evolved convergently and you can tell because . . .  Birds – have furcula (clavicles) and coracoids  Pterosaurs – only have coracoids  Bats – only have clavicles  Note: In terrestrial animals the center of gravity is placed over the hind limbs since they are the main source of force generation in locomotion  How birds fly o The air travels over a longer path on the top of the wing than under it  the air on top must therefore travel faster  this difference in velocities results in lower pressure above the wing and higher pressure below the wing creating a net push that lifts the bird o Induced drag – the mixing of air at different pressures at the tip of the wing o Birds wings are like an airfoil  2 ways to increase lift of airfoil:  Increase camber (make it more curved)  Angle it upwards (increase angle of attack)  the angle being between direction of motion and tilt of wing o Limits: power stall angle  the threshold where air above wing is no longer laminar but instead turbulent  at this angle the object will lose lift and altitude  In each case ^ enhanced lift occurs because of an increase in the path length the air must follow over the wing relative to under the wing o Lift is directly proportional to the surface area of the wing and speed 2 o Lift = v x S  v = speed  S = surface area o Slow flying birds  greater surface area of wings and/or greater camber 4  In respect to fast flying birds  Powered Flight o Power stroke and recovery stroke  Configuration of wing must be different for each o Power stroke – generates lift and forward propulsion  Wing is twisted so that leading edge tilts downward  Force of wing on air is perpendicular to wing  therefore the force vector points down and back  Lift component perpendicular to direction of movement of fluid over surface of wing  Thrust component perpendicular to lift o Recovery stroke – returns wing to starting point, maintains and generates lift  “hind-wing” – area covered by humerus and radius/ulna o Gliding surface  generates lift during power and recovery strokes o Remains horizontal during both strokes  “fore-wing” – area derived from carpals and digits o Propulsive surface  generates thrust o Horizontal during power stroke o Vertical during recovery stroke  Aspect ratio o Ratio of length to average width o High aspect ratio = long, narrow wing o Low aspect ratio = short, broad wing  Types of wings o Elliptical wing – (all purpose)  low to moderate aspect ratio (3-6) 5  high camber  High lift, slow to moderate speeds, good maneuverability, good for flapping flight (forest birds) o High speed flapping flight (hummingbirds) –  long, narrow,  (high aspect ratio, >10),  high % of wing consists of hand/drive region  Note that high flapping speed does not mean the animal is moving quickly o High speed gliding – (albatross, sheerwater) – b/c bird moves fast or flies in high speed wind –  long and tapering,  very high aspect ratio (12-20),  low camber  Hind wing long  Fore wing short  Reduction of influence of wing tip vortex o Low speed gliding –  long, broad  moderate aspect ratios  high camber  generate a lot of lift at low speeds  slotted wing tips (vultures)  enhance lift and reduce wing-tip vortex  Birds  power and recovery stroke mostly powered by ventrally located muscles o Power stroke – pectorals originate on outer edges of sternum and insert on humerus, membrane runs from furcular to coracoids o Recovery stroke – supracoracoideus muscle – ventrally located but lifts wing  pulley system runs through triosseum foramen  even though contractions occur on the ventral side of the bird the muscle moves the wing in the opposite direction 6  Triosseum foramen bordered by coracoid, clavicle, and scapula  MAIN ACTION of the supracoracoideus muscle is to rotate the forelimb, rather than elevate it  allows for folding of wings during recovery stroke  Pterosaurs had a similar recovery stroke  foramina in shoulder joint where tendon could pass from sternum to dorsal surface of humerus  Recovery stroke often passive  therefore good flyers can have a small supracoracoideus and thus a small sternum  However, note that those with a large supracoracoideus and sternum may not be good flyers (chickens) but instead have fast take-off and periodic flight  that is what requires powerful recovery stroke  White meat in flight muscles of chicken  anaerobic activity  fast take-offs  Dark meat in flight muscles of ducks  high myoglobin content  continuous, aerobic activity  In some species the recovery stroke is partly powered by elastic recoil in the furcula o Power stroke causes furcular to bow, energy gets stored in downstroke, furcula springs back during recovery stroke and returns some of this energy, helping to lift wings  Bats  power stroke muscles on ventral side and recovery stroke muscles on dorsal side o Sternum much less keeled than birds because it is not an attachment point for muscles associated with BOTH power and recovery stroke (like it is for birds) o Enlarged area of attachment for pectoral muscles (different from birds)  muscles meet at sheet of connective tissue that separates left and right halves that tug at each other when they contract  Skeletons of birds o Hollow, long bones of wing o Lattice-work of internal struts (trabeculae) that give resistance to bending stress o However, total weight of bird skeleton is same as mammal of same size 7


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