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Revision as of 18:41, 1 October 2012



Textbook: R.C. Brusca and G.J. Brusca. 2003. Invertebrates. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates Inc.
Lecture: 9:00-9:50am M,W,F - TLS Rm #313
Lab: Wednesdays 1-4pm or 5-8pm

Professor: Dr. J.N. Caria
office: TLS 483
phone: 486-4060
email: janine.caira@uconn.edu

TA: Frank Smith
office: BioPharm 322
phone: 486-6215
email: frank.smith@uconn.edu

Important Documents
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Invertebrate Higher Taxon Names: Pdficon small.gif

Lecture Exam 1 Materials
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Fall 2010 Exam 1: Pdficon small.gif

Here's an image taken of Actinospaerium in the Invert night lab! It sure is a photogenic protist.

Research Articles of the Week!!
Invertebrate Zoology is an incredibly active area of biological research. Here are examples of exciting research relevant to what we've learned in class!
Week 1:
Choanoflagellate genomes hold metazoan-like surprises!

Week 2:
Discovery of a basement membrane in Homoschleromorph larvae!!

The enigmatic Myxozoa are actually cnidarians??!!

How are all those non-bilaterian lineages related? Get ready for a few surprises!

Week 3:
Is striated muscle homologous across Eumetazoa? Do cnidarians have mesoderm?

Can new molecular data help determine whether eumetazoan striated muscles are homolgous?

Are the eumetazoan taxa really just derived sponges?

Week 4:
Kristensen and Funch provide the very first description of a micrognathozoan!

Cool Videos to Check out:
The Curiously Complex Lifecycle of Simbion pandora. Ever wonder how members of the phylum Cycliophora remain on a lobster's mouthparts when the lobster molts?

Cool jellyfish!...Wait that's a rat!....?

Cool video of a Nematomorph bursting out of a cricket!

Freshwater mussel captures fish to release its glochidia larvae!

TED Talk:Underwater Astonishments with amazing cephlapod footage

National Geographic Nudibranch video

TED Talk: Mantis Shrimp feeding--fastest feeding strike of all animals!

Life Between Grains

Other Links of Interest:
Invert of the Month! The Florida Museum of Natural History has great resources and links--check them out by visiting the Invert of the Month! and continue exploring from there!

The Cephalopod Page
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Invert Page

Creature Cast Dr. Casey Dunn, Professor of Invertebrate Zoology at Brown University, has his undergraduate students create artistic interpretations of the natural history of invertebrate animals! These video projects and student friendly descriptions of exciting discoveries in invertebrate biology can be found at the Creature Cast blog.