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Phylum Porifera Chapter 26

Phylum Porifera Chapter 26. General Characteristics. No mouth, gut, specialized tissues or organ systems Multicellular Kept rigid through deposits of calcium carbonate, silica or spongin Reproduce asexually through budding and/or sexually through sperm and egg

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Phylum Porifera Chapter 26

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  1. Phylum PoriferaChapter 26

  2. General Characteristics • No mouth, gut, specialized tissues or organ systems • Multicellular • Kept rigid through deposits of calcium carbonate, silica or spongin • Reproduce asexually through budding and/or sexually through sperm and egg • Water enters through the central cavity, deposits nutrients, and leaves through a hole called the osculum (filter feed) • sessile • majority are marine (salt water) species, ranging from tidal zones to depths exceeding 8,800 metres

  3. Gemmules • When conditions deteriorate, for example when temperatures drop, many freshwater species and a few marine ones produce _______________, • “survival pods,” of unspecialized cells that remain dormant until conditions improve and then either form completely new sponges or re-colonize the skeletons of their parents.

  4. Ecological Importance • Environmental >____________________________________ • Economical >____________________________________ • Medicinal >___________________________________ ____________________________________

  5. Phylum Cnidaria

  6. General Characteristics • Have a mouth and gastrovascular cavity with digestive enzymes • Lacks an _______________(excretory system) and _______________________ • Simple nervous system (nerve nets and sensory cells – statocysts and ocelli) • Soft bodied with stinging tentacles around their mouth • Carnivores (capture prey with their nematocysts) • Asexual reproduction: _________________ • Sexual reproduction occurs in medusa form (depending on the species, fertilization is external – chance encounter or inside an egg-carrying medusa)

  7. Two Body Forms 1. Polyp – sessile flowerlike 2. Medusa – motile bell-shaped Depending on the type of cnidarian, their life cycle may include both body types.

  8. Three Classes of Cnidarians 1. ___________________ -size: few cm to a metre -freshwater -polyp and short medusa phase -usually separate sexes, but a few are hermaphroditic ex: hydras Portuguese Man-of-War

  9. Three Classes of Cnidarians 2. ____________________ -medusa is large and long-lived -polyp is a tiny larval stage -can grow up 2m in diameter -most nematocysts are harmless to humans ex: Jellyfish

  10. Three Classes of Cnidarians 3. _________________ -polyp stage only -many shallow water species depend on photosynthetic symbiotic relationships -can grow up to 1m ex: sea anemones and corals

  11. Ecological Importance

  12. Unsegmented WormsPhylum Platyhelminthes and Phylum Nematoda

  13. General Characteristics • _____________________ • _____________________ • Simple nervous system with sensory organs and a simple brain in their anterior region (head) • Has 3 germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm)

  14. Phylum Platyhelminthes(Flatworms) -Carnivores that feed on tiny aquatic animals, scavengers feeding on recently deceased animals, or parasites feeding on blood or tissue fluids inside their hosts body -Use a pharynx to suck food into a gastrovascular cavity -Undigested food is expelled through the mouth (____________________________) -Lack a specialized circulatory and respiratory system. Depend on diffusion to transport oxygen and nutrients to their tissues and wastes out -Have light sensitive organs ( ____________________) Examples: >Class Turbellaria: __________________________ >Class Trematoda: __________________________ >Class Cestoda: ____________________________

  15. Phylum Nematoda(Roundworms) • Have a ____________ and an ______________ • Simple nervous system • Bilateral symmetry • Free-living • Mostly carnivorous • Breathe and excrete their wastes through their body walls via diffusion • Reproduce ___________

  16. Ecological Importance • Mostly negative – disease causing in humans and animals • Example: Trichinella, elephantiasis, Ascaris, etc. Your Task: read and make notes pages 570-578 answer questions #1-5 pg 578

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