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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

BIO 5569 - Invertebrate Zoology (4)

When Offered: Fall
Students will be introduced to the 34 extant major and minor invertebrate phyla which make up 99% of the Earth’s named animal species and virtually 100% of those animals yet undiscovered. The intriguing natural history, symmetry and development, mode of locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, and primary environments of the invertebrates will be discussed. Labs will emphasize invertebrate habitats, field collection, phylogenetic relationships as well as ecological and physiological adaptations and examination of major morphological characteristics.
Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours with required field trips. [Dual-listed with BIO 4569.]