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Diversity II Notes Week 6

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These notes are from Dr. Schulz's lectures on Non-Insect Invertebrates, which cover: Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Rotifera and Nematoda.
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Date Created: 03/02/16
Diversity of Life Notes II Week 6 2/23/16 Non-Insect Invertebrates (Inverts) I Opisthokonts – includes true fungi, metazoan animals and close protist relatives -possess flat mitochondria cristae, fairly common -posterior flagellum during some part of life cycle Animals “metazoan” – eukaryotic, multicellular, lack cell wall but possess similar cell structures, true tissues, motile at some life stage, heterotrophic (some have photosynthetic symbionts) -most lineages appear anywhere from 541-670MYA (Cambrian Explosion) -most metazoans (animals) are inverts  INSECTS rule the Animal World -over 50% of inverts are aquatic; arthropods have been very successful at invading land; many terrestrial inverts still need water during some life stage Focus on: -differences among (34) phyla, primarily marine and some freshwater -major traits of each (morphology, habitat, life cycle, examples, uses and impacts) -major groups/selected taxa Porifera (pore bearing, “sponges”) -“Collared flagellates” -multicellular -older (Precambrian) -free-living (aquatic); 98% are marine -motile or sessile -not recognized as animals until 1765 -trap bacteria and detritus - Origins/links to protists; genetic analysis shows link to early animal ancestors  Choanoflagellate protists Body plan/Morphology -asymmetrical/superficially radial -covered in holes -lots of good fossil preservatives -no fixed shape -no true tissues -cells totipotent/regeneration; most cells can change form/function -water circulation -choanocytes – flagellated cells to circulate water through canal system -in ostia, filters material for eating, and out osculum -layers -outer (pinacoderm) – permeated with pores, can be coated with collagen -inner (choanoderm) – has choanocytes (collar cells) -middle layer is variable (‘central jelly’, gelatinous) -amoeboid cells can make skeleton if present -contractile cells can slowly move without nerves/muscles -will open and shut holes to avoid hazardous toxins, also helps to clean out passages -spicules – calcium carbonate or silicon dioxide with collagen fibers -at first sponges classified solely by morphology, but now is based more on genetic comparisons (often correlates with spicule type) -basic body plan -Asconoid – single layer, small holes -Synconoid – slightly more complex -Leuconoid – thick middle layer (larger surface area for materials to pass through) -more complex body plan means more nutrients obtained, but does require more energy -no longer thought plans are strictly related to phylogeny within this group Ex. Grantia, Scypha (synconoid, also have some leuconoid forms Habitat and Ecology -Aquatic, 98% marine -Sessile – attached to bottom, or some organisms Feeding – filter phytoplankton and dissolved organic material -filter own volume of H20 every 10-20s -some are predacious (hook prey using modified spines) Protection from predators – spicules just aren’t that tasty -also produce toxins Symbionts -algae, animals (live in sponges as hiding places) -parasites of mollusks, shrimp, fish -some live on coral reefs by ‘boring’  secrete chemicals to erode reef structure to secure a living spot Life Cycle and Reproduction -asexual – fragments -sexual – most are hermaphrodictic with egg and sperm produced at different times -Larvae are generally free swimming, can be retained to help settle elsewhere Gemmule dormant phase, especially in some freshwater species (Spongilla) -form of asexual reproduction, makes resistant propagules (common in freshwater species) Growth patterns & rates -some large and can be over 2m tall, others small clumps -grow by constantly adding new cells, encrust on various surfaces -some show rapid growth, others are much slower (100 year-old sponges) Examples -Spongilla (green in nature) – freshwater, relatively common in NYS; can have algal symbionts -Demospongiae -Cliona, boring oyster sponge of shellfish Various forms: tube, blue basket, barrel Class Hexactinellida (‘glass sponges’) – presented as wedding present in some cultures Class Calcarea (‘calcareous sponges’) Uses -commercial bath sponges -bioactive compounds (tumor inhibiting agents) Human Impact -overharvest -sedimentation  Resistant to hydrocarbon, detergent and heavy metal pollution Cnidaria (‘stinging nettle’) >11,000 described species -includes jellyfish, sea anemones, corals Body plan/morphology -radial symmetry -cnida (stinging or adhesive structures) -nematocysts – injects venom into prey, often with barbs that embed in prey tissue -incomplete gastrovascular cavity – only body cavity -no cephalization (lacking a head) -have simple net of nerves, but no nervous system -no separation of gas exchange, excretion or circulation Tissue layers  endoderm, ectoderm, and middle layer (mesoderm or mesoglea) Body Forms  Polyp or Medusa (both have radial symmetry) Habitat and Ecology -exclusively aquatic -most are carnivorous, using cnidae for prey capture -nematocysts – capsules with toxins and/or spines to penetrate and paralyze prey -spirocysts – adhesive -digest prey in gastrodermus Symbiosis -dinoflagellates living in corals (provide nutrition) -some live attached to other organisms Defense -Tentacles seen in anemones used in defense, also for competing over food & space -can withdraw tentacles into defensive mode Life Cycle and Reproduction -asexual reproduction is common, many can form colonies -most have dimorphic life cycle – polyploid (hydroid) and medusoid forms -planular lavae – propelled by cilia -planktonic – dispersal stage if adults are sessile Examples Class Hydrozoa Portuguese man o’ war (will sting you even if it’s dead) Hydra Fire coral, Millepora (has potent stinging nematocysts) -life cycles can be polyp, medusa, or both - epidermal gonads -wide distribution, freshwater and marine -middle layer (mesoglea) is non-cellular Class Scyphozoa -‘true’ jellyfish; more active, mostly seen in open water -medusa stage predominates -middle layer does have cells Cassiopeia, upside-down jellyfish Aurelia, moon jelly (common in NY marine waters) Class Cubozoa - sea wasps and box jellies -Australian ‘sea wasp’, ‘cubozoans’ -fast and maneuverable -often square shape -very toxic sting -found in tropics/subtropics -many pneumatocysts -can cause cardiac arrest, temporary paralysis 2/25/16 Class Anthozoa – no medusa stage -includes sea fan (Gorgonian), anemones, corals (hard, brain, soft) Human Uses -aquarium trade, tourism, Hawaiian islanders use toxins to help stun fish they hunt (spear tips) Impact -harvest for food, aquaria, jewelry -Damaged by trawling, pollution – have devastating food web effects Seen in NY -marine, freshwater (invasives) -many good fossil specimens Bilateria -bilateral symmetry -3 germ layers: endoderm, mesoderm, ectoderm -extra middle form used in embryogenesis Protostome – first opening of embryo is MOUTH Vs. Deuterostomes – first opening of embryo becomes ANUS Platyhelminthes (flatworms) -skinnny, flat, nonsegmented -head has central nervous system with nerve cords extending throughout the body -Primitive protonephridia, analogous to kidneys – used for excretion/osmoregulation -many are hermaphrodites, parasites Class Turbellaria – 16% of all flatworms -blind gut -no respiratory, circulatory system, appendages or skeleton -oxygen diffuses across body surface -great regenerative powers -3 cell layers -ciliated epidermis with many glands  rhabdites -excrete materials for locomotion, predatory deterrence -most are free-living (aquatic or on/in soil); some commensal, parasitic -polyclad turbellarians – marine mostly -predatory, some eat detritus Ex. Dugesia Class Trematoda – 18-20k species -parasitic flatworms “flukes” of verts and inverts -digenetic trematodes (2life stages – 2 hosts) -can live without oxygen (can live in internal areas) -capable of specialize on specific organs of hosts, feed on host tissues using mouth and digestive system -most are hermaphrodites Ex. Fasciola hepatica – sheep liver fluke (snails are intermediate hosts) Schistosomes – blood flukes -important parasites of animals, including humans (200million infected)  leads to chronic liver disease, schistosomiasis -seen in areas of poor sanitation; avoid being in water systems contaminated with human feces -pair can live up to 10years and produces hundreds of eggs a day Swimmer’s itch – supposed to infect waterfowl caused by infected snail -can’t infect people, but burrowing into skin causes welts Class Cestoda – Tapeworms, over 3400 described species -infect humans from undercooked meat, endoparasites in intestines -covered with tegument specialized ciliated epidermis -lack mouth and digestive tract -3 body regions: head (scolex), neck, strobila (body) -not true segmentation, but form sequentially and appear to be similar to true segments (not separated by walls) -high repro capacity -in 1800s people would infect themselves with tapeworms to try to lose weight Rotifera (wheel bearer) over 1800species -bilaterally symmetrical -smallest metazoans (<1mm long) -have toes, adhesive glands -many are free-living -Corona – ciliary band for feeding and locomotion -aquatic, very abundant in freshwater systems (200-5000/L of water) -Lorica – hard case, protection against predators -Tropi (jaws) made of chitin, different shapes -Malleate (hammers) – used to mash material, algae eaters -Virgate – will suck food up or puncture prey and absorb contents -Forcipate – extend out and grab food Class Bdelloida (leech-like), ~200species -identified by jaws -only seen doing asexual reproduction, for over 40million years Class Monogonata (90% of species) -small (30micrometers to 1mm) -diverse morphology -some are sessile, but purely planktonic -some are individuals, others colonial Life Cycle -diploid (females) done via parthenogenesis (amictic) -mictic females produce haploid egg to produce male Life History -fast generation times -vivparous -most lay 1 egg at a time, carried for 1-3 days Nematoda, over 25000 described species but possibly 1million -most abundant multicellular animals on the planet -bilaterally symmertrical -unsegmented -complete gut -unique excretory system, but no special circulatory or gas exchange structures -males and females, only sexual reproduction -ubiquitous -look similar, but very different phylogenetics -few with intermediate hosts -bacterial feeders, fungal feeders (remember nematode-trapping fungus), predate other nematodes, parasites of arthropods Ex. C. elegans, Trichinella spiralis Whipworms and Hookworms seen in humans, canines Human uses -biocontrol of soil-dwelling insects Hygiene hypothesis – possibly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease -Also are parasites of plants – plant root feeders (root knots of carrots, tomatoes) Pinworm infects 11-12% of humans (more in younger children)


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