Bi3130 Animal morphology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2011 - acreditation

The information about the term Autumn 2011 - acreditation is not made public

Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Roček, DrSc. (lecturer), doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D.
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
Course objectives
The course should provide a review of all basic organ systems of animals, with emphasis on functional principles, development, and evolutionary background. The course is restricted to principal general schemes; descriptions of particular systems in respective taxa are provided in special courses dealing with phylogeny and systematics.
  • 1. Embryonic origin of organs and organ systems (organogenesis), origin of body cavities
  • 2. Integument, supporting system
  • 3. Muscular system
  • 4. Digestive system
  • 5. Respiratory system
  • 6. Circulatory system
  • 7. Excretory organs and reproductive system
  • 8. Sense organs
  • 9. Nervous system
  • 10. Endocrine organs
  • 11. Morphology of larvae1.
    recommended literature
  • Barnes, R.S.K., Calow, P. a Olive, P.J.W., 1993: The Invertebrates. A new synthesis. 2. vydání. - Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.
  • Brusca, R.C. a Brusca, G.J., 1990: Invertebrates. - Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts.
  • KARDONG, Kenneth V. Vertebrates : comparative anatomy, function, evolution. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xviii, 782. ISBN 0071244573. info
  • GAISLER, Jiří. Úvod do zoologie obratlovců (Introduction to vertebrate zoology). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 275 pp. ISBN 80-210-1022-3. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test (50 questions with three pre-defined answers, for 50 marks. Grade “excellent” for 48-50 marks, “very good” for 45-47 marks, “good” for 40-44 marks).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.