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Animal Adaptations Arthropods Biological Control (Integrated Pest Management). Animal Adaptations. Correlations of life choices with structural and physiological changes. Things to think about. Why choose? = competition – or avoiding it. . Reproductive cycles.

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Animal AdaptationsArthropodsBiological Control (Integrated Pest Management)

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Animal Adaptations

Correlations of life choices with structural and physiological changes. Things to think about

Why choose? = competition – or avoiding it.

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Reproductive cycles

  • All adults are diploid – haploid cells are egg and sperm only.

  • Egg almost always bigger (heterogamy)

  • Primitive – both egg and sperm released for external fertilization

  • Advanced – egg retained, sperm released

  • The fertilized egg (outside body) or a structure to produce eggs and sperm can be dispersal phase.

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Coral life cycle. The medusa (like a jellyfish) is diploid, but male or female or both. Meiosis in it produces eggs and sperm – planula is a dispersal phase

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What affects the choices?

  • R vs K species – life span

  • Life history – are parents around??

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Sessile vs motile? pros and cons.)

Which systems affected?

What limits placed on where you live- why?

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Sessile living: sponge, corals, pros and cons.)

Reproduction: sexual, motile sperm find egg, but also cloning (asexual) plus regeneration

Food; in water, mostly ocean (why?)

Dispersal: larvae with flagella.

Protection: regeneration, spicules

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Symmetry: assymetric vs pros and cons.)

radial, bilateral

Which leads to what systems?

Nerves and senses and brain concentration.

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One of the major senses: Light sensitivity pros and cons.)

Nearly all cells have it – goes back to bacteria.

Higher animals – special light sensory devices – function

detect light – use for clocks – telling seasons, etc.

detect movement only - protection

identify shape; - leads to memory.

How to take an image – break it into bits of information – transmit to brain for storage and processing?

Note: diurnal vs nocturnal

diurnal ; shape perception = eyes

nocturnal: -vision – see movement, not shape.

shape perception in dark = radar, sonar – bats and porpoises

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What if you are motile and can’t find a mate? pros and cons.)

Under what conditions is this likely to occur??

Parasites in body

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Whiptail lizards, among others pros and cons.)

Parthenogenesis = egg develops without


Why here? (are males that repulsive?)

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Multicellularity - size pros and cons.)

What systems required to gain in size? Why?

Circulation, respiration, excretion, skeleton

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Skeleton – a requirement of size pros and cons.)




Limitations of each?

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Hydrostatic pros and cons.)

Muscles compress compartments – push the worm forward. Setae(spines) hold portions of body to ground.

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respiration pros and cons.)


  • Through skin if small

  • Gills if bigger (large surface area in water)


    keep wet gills


    insects – spiracles.

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Crab gills – feathery under surface for protection respiration

Fish gill structure – large surface area

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Terrestrial vs aquatic: respiration

Which systems affected?

As with plants.

How to avoid drying out

How to breathe – get oxygen.

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Feeding types: respiration

Filter feeder




Specialized food; molluscs, fish, ants,

Which feeding type leads to:

more active life?

being clever?

larger population size?

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Cold vs warm blooded: - what are the advantages, disadvantages of each?

What conditions might favor the development of warm bloodedness?

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Mammals as maxitherms. Environmental Temperatures (A)

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How to deal with harsh conditions? Environmental Temperatures (A)

Like a plant: - survive as egg (seed)

- adapt (fur, evaporative cooling, etc)

New means:

-migration – avoid bad conditions


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Arthropods Environmental Temperatures (A)

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Butterflies and moths Environmental Temperatures (A)


Bees, ants, wasps

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Trilobites – stem group, marine Environmental Temperatures (A)

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External skeleton Environmental Temperatures (A)

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Metamorphosis vs incomplete metamorphosis. Environmental Temperatures (A)

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  • Why insects so successful? Environmental Temperatures (A)

  • r species – adaptable

  • extreme specialists

  • live in water, land and air

  • flight

  • excellent nervous systems

  • life cycle; larval feeding.

  • all food types, plant, animal, scavenger, predator, etc.

  • many have social behavior

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  • Insects as pests Environmental Temperatures (A)

  • diseases – carriers of protozoa, bacteria

  • crop pests – direct effects or carriers of fungi, etc.

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How to deal with insects Environmental Temperatures (A)

  • Pesticide -Insecticide: a chemical that kills all insects, but they develop resistence, and some like DDT harm other organisms

  • Biological control: Know your enemy and find a chink in their life cycle; four examples. Problem – kills only the target insect.

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Find a natural parasite or disease of the pest. Environmental Temperatures (A)

Breed it, and release it into the environment

Here parasitic wasps lay eggs on caterpillars, kill them so they won’t eat a crop.

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Screw worm fly Environmental Temperatures (A)

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Screw worm eradication Environmental Temperatures (A)

  • Females only mate once

  • Can’t tell difference between sterile and fertile males

  • Can sterilize with radiation

So: knock the population down with pesticide

release a lot of sterile males 10-100 for each fertile male

get rid of flies in one year.

prevent reintroduction

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Moth and caterpillar crop pests Environmental Temperatures (A)

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Females release a pheromone to attract males. Environmental Temperatures (A)

Synthesize the pheromone

Place in traps around the crop

Poor female left forlorn in the field.

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Life cycle – juvenile hormone absence allows pupa formation.

So synthesize the juvenile hormone, spray on crop

Caterpillers never metamorphoze, never pupate.

No adults formed, no increase in population.

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Integrated Pest Management formation.

  • Use a pesticide to knock down the insect population

  • Use a biological control to finish it off.

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New technique – Bt corn etc. formation.

Insert the genes for a bacterial toxin into a plant crop (plus the genes to turn it on, etc.

Bt is a bacterial toxin against moth and butterfly caterpillers.

To kill a susceptible insect, a part of the plant that contains the Bt protein (not all parts of the plant necessarily contain the protein in equal concentrations) must be ingested. Within minutes, the protein binds to the gut wall and the insect stops feeding. Within hours, the gut wall breaks down and normal gut bacteria invade the body cavity. The insect dies of septicemia as bacteria multiply in the blood. Even among Lepidoptera larvae, species differ in sensitivity to the Bt protein.

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Why are biological controls good? formation.

  • kill pest species only

  • pest cannot develop resistence to them

  • no chemical residue in water supply, etc.

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So why are chemical pesticides overwhelmingly preferred?? formation.

By Farmer:

  • don’t need to know your enemy – just spread the chemical

  • chemical kills any and all pests immediately – no lag time.

  • often relatively cheap (why? See below)

By the Industry (Dow and Monsanto Chemical)

  • bigger market; works on any crop

  • can patent the product (unique chemical created by company

  • If resistence, make a new chemical (planned obsolescence)

  • Result: only crops that are big (corn) might use biological controls

  • not used for small volume crops or in undeveloped countries

  • government must subsidize development.