Bi3130 Comparative morphology of vertebrates

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2014
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).
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Wed 15:00–16:50 D32/329
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi2080 Histology and organology && Bi2080c Histology and organology - 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
The course should provide a review of all basic organ systems of vertebrates, 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 larvae.
    recommended literature
  • SCHMIDT-RHAESA A. The evolution of organ systemsOxford University Press, 2007, 385 s. ISBN 978-0-19-856668-7
  • KENT, G.C., CARR R.K. Comparative anatomyof the Vertebrates. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001,524. ISBN 0-07-303869-5
  • Liem K.F., Bemis W.E., Walker W.F., Jr., Grande L. Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates. An evolutionary perspectives. 3rd ed.Harcourt, 2001,703. ISBN 0-03-022369-5
  • KARDONG, Kenneth V. Vertebrates : comparative anatomy, function, evolution. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xviii, 782. ISBN 0071244573. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test (50 questions with three pre-defined answers, for 50 marks. Grade "excellent" for 46-50 marks, "very good" for 41-45 marks, "good" for 36-40 marks, "satisfactory" for 31-35 marks, "sufficient" for 25-30 marks, "failed" under 25 marks.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: PS sudého roku - 2014, 2016, 2018...
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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