BIO318Y5 Lecture Notes - Ethology

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Published on 7 Apr 2014
School
UTM
Department
Biology
Course
BIO318Y5
BIO318 Lecture 1
- Lectures don’t follow the textbook
- Get the 10th edition because it has been extensively revised
- Office DV3051; feel free to come in anytime
- Go to Prof to talk about the lab project
- Slide 1
oSlug mating
Simplest of habits, but not for mating
Leopard slugs found in Western Canada
Leaves a slime for the pursuer
Hermaphrodites
Twirl together and then slide down the slime of mucous
Inverts male organs above their head and it grows longer and longer and
it becomes intertwine with one another’s male organs
Fan out to form translucent glow
Sperm passes from one slug to another; each has been fertilized
oAnimal behaviour in action
oHermaphrodites exchange sperms
oWhy the elaborate display?
oInterested in adaptation to the environment ; natural behaviour
Functions of behaviour
oWhy is behaviour relevant?
Ethology (from the 1950s-60s)
Applied aspects
Spreading of diseases/human health
Learning about human behaviour through learning animal behaviour
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Get the 10th edition because it has been extensively revised. Office dv3051; feel free to come in anytime. Go to prof to talk about the lab project. Simplest of habits, but not for mating. Twirl together and then slide down the slime of mucous. Inverts male organs above their head and it grows longer and longer and it becomes intertwine with one another"s male organs. Sperm passes from one slug to another; each has been fertilized: animal behaviour in action, hermaphrodites exchange sperms, why the elaborate display, interested in adaptation to the environment ; natural behaviour. Learning about human behaviour through learning animal behaviour. Slide 2: behaviour is more flexible than structure, there are different ways of thinking about things; sometimes there might not be a wrong answer. Organisms striving to pass on their genes to the next generation: a little bit human like. Every generation, there was a filter in which the most fit would pass on their genes.

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