Class notes (Arthropods)

Some insect features (arthropods): Most diverse animal group. Diverse = number of different species Most abundant (especially ants and termites) In tropical rainforests, insects can constitutes 40% of the total animal biomass Reproduce rapidly, short life cycle – gives greater chance of evolutionary change and natural selection Metamorphosis – can exploit different resources at different […]

Giardiasis

Giardia Lamblia Giardia Lamblia is a waterborne protist that causes the disease giardiasis. It is one of the most common causes of waterborne diseases in the United States, while giardiasis is the most common intestinal parasitic disease affecting humans. These parasites are found in nearly any water source; streams, lakes, public water supplies, swimming pools, […]