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Advances in Physiological Sciences, quantity 31: Sensory body structure of Aquatic reduce Vertebrates covers the complaints of the symposia of the twenty eighth overseas Congress of body structure. The publication provides 17 papers that element develop findings within the sensory body structure of aquatic reduce vertebrates. The insurance of the textual content contains electroreceptors in Indian catfish teleosts; electroreceptive microampulla within the African mudfish Clarias lazera; and species specificity of electrical organ discharges in a sympatric staff of gymnotoid fish from Manaus.
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Some organisms combine the properties of animals and plants. For example, Euglena (Figure 1-10) is a motile, single-celled organism that resembles plants in being photosynthetic, but it resembles animals in its ability to eat food particles. Euglena is part of a separate eukaryotic lineage that diverged from those of plants and animals early in the evolutionary history of eukaryotes. Euglena and other unicellular | Figure 1-10 Some organisms, such as the flagellate Euglena (shown here) and Volvox (see Figure 1-3), combine properties that are normally associated with both animals (motility) and plants (photosynthetic ability).
Environmental interaction. All animals interact with their environments. The study of organismal interaction with the environment is known as ecology. Of special interest are the factors that affect the geographic distribution and abundance of animals (Chapters 39 and 40). The science of ecology permits us to understand how an organism can perceive environmental stimuli and respond in appropriate ways by adjusting its metabolism and physiology (Figure 1-9). All organisms respond to stimuli in their environment, and this property is called irritability.
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