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Zoology
Code: 35803
ECTS: 10.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mladen Kučinić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Anamaria Štambuk - Lectures
Take exam: Studomat
English level:

1,0,0

All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.
Load:

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 60
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Lectures and practical courses

1. Basic principles of Zoology, research areas, scientific and expertise approaches. Field trip methods, zoological collections, morphometric and molecular methodology in zoology. Barcode project.
2. History of Zoology with special respect to Croatian research.
3. Species concept - Biological species concept
Morphological species concept
Cladistics species concept
Evolutionary species concept
Molecular species concept
Species, subspecies, order, phylum - systematic and/or evolutionary categories. International codex of zoological nomenclature (ICZN) - description of taxa.
4. Evolutionary mechanisms of animal speciation and biodiversity. Systematics and phylogeny in respect to genetic, morphometric and physiological diversity of populations and species.
5. Animal biogeography with special attention on Croatian fauna.
6. Animal body plan and embryogenesis. Symmetries in animals. Development of body cavities and their phylogenetic and evolutionary basis in different animal taxa - primary and secondary body cavities, protostome, deuterostome, blastula, gastrula, mesoderm, mesoderm, endoderm, diploblasty and triploblasty.
7. Reproduction of animals - plasmogamy, autogamy, conjugation, parthenogenesis. Hermaphroditic and gonochoristic animals Biological function and evolution of sexual and asexual reproduction.
8-9. Protoza - morphology, evolution and biodiversity, impact on development of Metazoa.
10. Heckel and Hadži theory on origin of multicellular organisms. Differences between Protozoa and Metazoa.
11. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phylum Porifera. Biodiversity and modern systematics of Porifera. Morphology and evolution of carnivore sponges.
12. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phylum Platyhelminthes. Biodiversity of Platyhelminthes. Life cycles of some Platyhelminthes species. Evolutionary significance of parasitism.
13. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phyla Ctenophora i Cnidaria. Cnidarian biodiversity and Croatian fauna.
14. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phyla Nematodes, Nemertina and Rotatoria. Parasitism in Nemertina. Biodiversity of Nematodes and Rotatoria. Life cycles of some Nematodes and Rotatorian species.
15. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phylum Mollusca. Molluscan biodiversity and Croatian fauna. Particular characteristics of classes Gastropoda, Bivalvia and Cephalopoda.
16. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phylum Annelida. Annelida biodiversity and Croatian fauna. Several biological aspects of Polychaeta and Clitellata.
17-20. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics and biodiversity of phylum Arthropoda.
21. Morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics and biodiversity of phylum Echinodermata. Biodiversity of Echinodermata in Adriatic.
22-26. Basic morphological, phylogenetic and evolutionary characteristics of phylum Chordata. Biodiversity and conservation of Croatian fauna.
27-28. Endangered species and conservation Zoology. Modern aspects in Zoology. Croatian zoological research. Relation of Zoology to other scientific fields.


Learning outcomes

1. Understanding of basic morphological, systematic, phylogenetic and evolutionary principles in Zoology.

2. Enhancing the knowledge in Zoology with special attention given to comparative zoology and organic systems.

3. Understanding evolution of particular organic systems and origin and development of particular animal taxa.

4. Understanding of functional diversity of animal body plans and their interplay with phylogeny, as well as of importance of molecular methods in modern approaches in Systematics.

5. Deepening of biological knowledge and understanding needed to assign animals to appropraite systematic categories.

6. Embracement of modern theories and methodology in zoological research.
Literature:
  1. Obavezna literatura:

    Habdija, I., Primc Habdija, B., Radanović, I., Vidaković, J., Kučinić, M., Špoljar, M., Matoničkin, R. & Miliša, M., (2004) Protista - Protozoa i Metazoa - Invertebrata. Funkcionalna građa i praktikum. Meridijani, 399 str., Samobor.

    Matoničkin, I., Primc-Habdija, B. & Habdija, I., (1995) Beskralješnjaci, Biologija nižih Avertebrata. Školska knjiga, 691 str., Zagreb.

    Matoničkin, I., Primc-Habdija, B. & Habdija, I., (1999) Beskralješnjaci, Biologija viših Avertebrata. Školska knjiga, 609 str., Zagreb.

    Dopunska literatura:

    Brusca, R.C & Brusca, G.J. (2002) Invertebrates. Sinauer Associates. Inc., Publishers, pp. 936, Sunderland.

    Habdija, I., Primc Habdija, B., Radanović, I., Špoljar, M., Matoničkin Kepčija, R., Vujčić Karlo, S., Miliša, M., Ostojić, A. & Sertić Perić, M., (2011) Alfa, 584 str., Zagreb.

    Matoničkin, I., Klobučar, G. & Kučinić, M., (2010) Opća zoologija. Sveučilište u Zagrebu, 467 str., Školska knjiga, Zagreb.

    McGavin, G.C., (2001) Essential Entomology. Oxford Universiyt Press, pp. 318, Oxford.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Molecular Biology
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