Bi3130 Comparative morphology of vertebrates

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 10:00–11:50 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
there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
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
Oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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