Lecture 2 - Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora

Our second lecture explored metazoans that do not group under the Bilateria. (See Forum for brief follow-up to this lecture.)

Please find readings from the Pechenik textbook below.

Readings from primary literature:

Reitzel, AM, et al. (2007) Comparison of developmental trajectories in the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis: embryogenesis, regeneration, and two forms of asexual fission. Invert. Bio. 126: 99-112. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2007.00081.x

Colin, SP, et al. (2010) Stealth predation and the predatory success of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi. PNAS 107:17223-17227. doi:10.1073/pnas.1003170107


Other pertinent readings:

Holcomb, M, AL Cohen, and DC McCorkle (2011) A gender bias in the calcification response to ocean acidification. Biogeosciences Discuss. 8:8485–8513. doi:10.5194/bgd-8-8485-2011

Adam's paper on anemones that are parasitic to local ctenophores: J Parasitol. (2007) 93(6):1392-402

Brand new paper in Science:

Faking Giants: The Evolution of High Prey Clearance Rates in Jellyfishes
Jose Luis Acuña et al.
Jellyfish process prey at the same rates as fish, suggesting that a shift to jellyfish-dominated systems is possible.