Anno di corso: 1

Anno di corso: 2

Crediti: 6
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 6
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 28
Tipo: Lingua/Prova Finale
Crediti: 4
Tipo: Altro

MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2018/2019
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2018/2019
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio a scelta
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
42

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Tipo di esame: 
Orale
Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Assessment method
Oral examination at the end of the course. There are no intermediate tests. The exam starts with the discussion of a recent research paper dealing with the topics presented in the course and will continue by discussing the other arguments of the course.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

Aims
This course examines a wide panel of topics related to marine invertebrates and their symbiotic, environmental, and functional roles and interactions. The aim of the course is to provide concepts and applications in a context of modern zoology. Apart from classic systematics and base concepts for each invertebrate phylum, the course program covers many applicative issues related to these animals, ranging from bioprospecting activities to management and control of invasive species and cryptic ones.

Contenuti

Contents
Zoology deals with the study of animals (in this specific cours, the invertebrate ones). There could be many ways to treat such a wide topic. In this course, the systematics aspects are reduced to the very essential aspects, while more detailed information will be provided concerning the structure, biodiversity and interactions typical of each invertebrate phylum. Bioprospecting and conservation issues will be also discussed

Programma esteso

Detailed program

INTRODUCTION TO MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY [A. GALIMBERTI]

- Importance of zoology

- Basic concepts (bauplan, evolution, diversity and interactions)

MARINE INVERTEBRATE PHYLA: SYSTEMATICS AND PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS [A. GALIMBERTI]

- Protozoa

- Parazoa (Porifera and Placozoa)

- Eumetazoa and Radiata

- Platyhelminthes and Nemertea

- Rotifera and Nematoda

- Mollusca

- Annelida

- Arthropoda

- Lophophorata

- Echinodermata

A FOCUS ON CNIDARIANS [F. BENZONI]

SYMBIOSES BETWEEN MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND UNICELLULAR ALGAE [F. BENZONI]

MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND BIOCONSTRUCTION [F. BENZONI]

MARINE INVERTEBRATES AS PESTS AND INVASIVE SPECIES (CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES) [F. BENZONI]

THE HIDDEN BIODIVERSITY OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES [F. BENZONI]

SYMBIOSES INVOLVING MARINE INVERTEBRATES AND BACTERIA [A. GALIMBERTI]

- Intracellular symbioses (base concepts)

- Nutritional symbioses

- Bioluminescent symbioses

APPLICATIVE ZOOLOGY: E-DNA AND MOLECULAR-BASED ADVANCES IN THE STUDY MARINE COMMUNITIES [A. GALIMBERTI]

Bibliografia consigliata

Textbook and teaching resource
PDF lessons, videos, and supporting scientific papers provided on the e-learning platforms.

Metodi didattici

Teaching form
Frontal lessons