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Crustacean biology and diversity - MB160P06
Title in English: Crustacean biology and diversity
Czech title: Biologie a diverzita korýšů
Guaranteed by: Department of Ecology (31-162)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2015
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 5
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Level: specialized
Note: the course is taught as cyclical
Guarantor: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (08.10.2014)
Crustacean Biology lecture covers all crustacean groups: freshwater, marine and terrestrial. General introduction includes phylogeny, morphology, feeding, ecology, reproduction and life cycles, behaviour and genetics of Crustacea. Later, each group will be discussed in more details with a focus on characteristics of a group, main representatives, their bionomics and significance.
Literature - Czech
Last update: VSACH (14.04.2004)

1. Schram, F.R. 1986. Crustacea. Oxford University Press.

2. Brusca, R.C. and G.J. Brusca, 2003. Invertebrates. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers. 936 pp.

3. Thorp, J.H. and A.P. Covich, 2001. Ecology and classification of North American freshwater invertebrates. 2nd ed. Academic Press. 1056 pp.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Veronika Sacherová, Ph.D. (27.10.2011)

Zkouška je písemná.

Syllabus -
Last update: VSACH (23.03.2005)

1. phylogeny of the group, its relation to other taxa, fossil records ; external morphology, specialised features, homologies and convergence; specific anatomy and physiology; feeding ecology, food composition, adaptations; reproduction, sexual dimorphism, ontogenesis, larval stages, life cycle etc.

2. Remipedia

3. Cephalocarida

4. Branchiopoda

5. Maxillopoda

6. Malacostraca

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