Comparative Anatomy Of The Integument

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Comparative Anatomy Of The Integument

Compares integument of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the primary functions of the integument?
    • A. 

      Protection against microorganisms

    • B. 

      Location of sensory organs

    • C. 

      Protection against macroorganisms

    • D. 

      Elimination of waste

    • E. 

      Regulation of water and salt

    • F. 

      Respiration (in some species)

    • G. 

      Vitimin d synthesis

    • H. 

      Temperature regulation

  • 2. 
    The epidermis of a fish consists of living cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the outermost layer of epidermis called (in terrestrial species)?
  • 4. 
    The epidermis is of _________________ origin.
  • 5. 
    Scutes are homologus with dermal scales of fish.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The outer layer of a papilla is ____________ tissue and the inside is ____________. 
    • A. 

      Ectodermal / mesodermal

    • B. 

      Epidermal / mesodermal

    • C. 

      Dermal / endodermal

    • D. 

      Mesodermal / ectodermal

  • 7. 
    In the structure of a developing feather, the cone shape fold is called a what?
  • 8. 
    There is no mesodermal participation in the development of hair.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Hair is..
    • A. 

      Homologus to feathers

    • B. 

      Homoplasious to feathers

    • C. 

      Analogus to feathers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is an example of homoplastic structures?
    • A. 

      Arms and fins

    • B. 

      Wings of a bat and wings of an insect

    • C. 

      Nose and ears

    • D. 

      Feet and paws

  • 11. 
    What is the protein in hair that accounts for the differences in color?
  • 12. 
    What are three epidermal glands found in fish?
    • A. 

      Granular gland

    • B. 

      Mucous gland

    • C. 

      Sebaceous gland

    • D. 

      Luminous gland

    • E. 

      Poison gland

  • 13. 
    Which gland is not found in the epidermis of an amphibian?
    • A. 

      Mucous gland

    • B. 

      Uropygial gland

    • C. 

      Serous gland

    • D. 

      Granular gland

  • 14. 
    Name the one epidermal gland found in reptiles.
  • 15. 
    Name the one epidermal gland found in aves.
  • 16. 
    What kind of gland is associated with hair follicles of mammals?
  • 17. 
    What is another name for a sweat gland?
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