Bi1030 Invertebrate phylogeny and diversity

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology – Biology Section – Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Michal Horsák, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology – Biology Section – Faculty of Science
Tue 13:00–15:50 B11/306
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( Bi1030c Inverteb. phyl. & divers. -pr. )|| Bi1030c Inverteb. phyl. & divers. -pr.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: To understand morphology, anatomy, biology, and ecology of Phylla and other important taxa. To learn current phylogeny of Eukaryotes and especially "invertebrate" Metazoans. Knowledge about important and common species in the Czech Republic and their ecology and distribution.
Learning outcomes
Students will gain ability to: - describe current phylogeny of Eukaryotes and particularly "invertebrates" - understand morphology, anatomy, biology and ecology of individual taxa at various systematic levels - know practical importance of selected animal species with a focus on important species of the Czech fauna
  • 1. Introduction, principles of taxonomy and phylogeny, phylogeny of Eukaryotes, Kingdoms: Amoebozoa, Rhizaria, Excavata 2. Kingdoms: Chromalveolata, Opisthokonta - introduction 3. Metazoa - introduction, "Porifera", Ctenophora, Placozoa, Cnidaria, Myxozoa 4. Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, Cycliophora, Gnathostomulida, Micrognathozoa, Syndermata 5. Gastrotricha, Platyhelminthes 6. Mollusca, Brachyozoa, Chaetognatha, 7. Nemertea, Sipuncula, Annelida 8. Nematomorpha, Nematoda, Scalidophora 9. Onychophora, Tardigrada, Arthropoda - Pycnogonida, Euchelicerata 10. Arthropoda - Myriapoda, Pancrustacea - part. 11. Arthropoda - Hexapoda I 12. Hexapoda II 13. Hexapoda III - Holometabola 14. Xenoturbellida, Acoelomorpha, Hemichordata, Echinodermata
    recommended literature
  • Zrzavý J., 2006: Fylogeneze živočišné říše. Scientia, Praha, 255 pp.
  • Ruppert E.E., Fox R.S. & Barnes R.D., 2004: Invertebrate zoology. Seventh edition. Thomson, Brooks/Cole, 963 pp.
    not specified
  • Brusca R. C. & Brusca G. J., 1990: Invertebrates. Sinauer Assoc. Inc., Sunderland, 922 pp.
Teaching methods
link to stream: (autumn 2020)
Assessment methods
Oral exam or written test; in presence form if measures allow, otherwise online.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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