Hydra as an object in evolutionary research

Franić, Iva (2010) Hydra as an object in evolutionary research. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Hydra is radially symmetric freshwater multicellular animal. Hydra belongs to an ancient group of Cnidaria, which is the nearest outgroup to Bilateria. Cnidarians are the first group of animals with immunologic, nervous and circulatory systems, epithel and defined body plan. Hydra is used as a model in research related to regeneration, the appearance of the main body axis and the development of body build in higher multicellular animals. Given the emergence of endosymbiosis between Hydra viridissima and unicellular green algal genus Chlorella, green hydra is essential for study of symbiotic relationships. In this paper, I wanted to point out the basic features of Hydra and some evolutionary research related thereto. Over 300 years it has been used in research, including evolutionary research. With advancement of molecular biology and genetics new posibilities are opened for experimental study and a better understanding of the evolution of multicellular organisms, in which the hydra as a significant modal organism has certainly a very important role.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kovačević, Goran
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 13:55
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 13:55
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3459

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