The kidneys General description and location The kidneys are bean-shaped, reddish brown paired organs, concave on one long side and convex on the opposite.
The suborders Spirurina and Tylenchina and the infraorders RhabditomorphaPanagrolaimomorphaand Tylenchomorpha are paraphytic. The monophyly of the Ascaridomorph is uncertain. Anatomy[ edit ] Internal anatomy of a male C. The mouth has either three or six lips, which often bear a series of teeth on their inner edges.
The cuticle is often of complex structure, and may have two or three distinct layers. Underneath the epidermis lies a layer of longitudinal muscle cells. The relatively rigid cuticle works with the muscles to create a hydroskeleton, as nematodes lack circumferential muscles.
Projections run from the inner surface of muscle cells towards the nerve cords ; this is a unique arrangement in the animal kingdom, in which nerve cells normally extend fibres into the muscles rather than vice versa.
The mouth often includes a sharp styletwhich the animal can thrust into its prey. In some species, the stylet is hollow, and can be used to suck liquids from plants or animals. Digestive glands are found in this region of the gut, producing enzymes that start to break down the food. In stylet-bearing species, these may even be injected into the prey.
This produces further enzymes, and also absorbs nutrients through its single-cell-thick lining. The last portion of the intestine is lined by cuticle, forming a rectumwhich expels waste through the anus just below and in front of the tip of the tail.
Movement of food through the digestive system is the result of body movements of the worm. The intestine has valves or sphincters at either end to help control the movement of food through the body. However, the structures for excreting salt to maintain osmoregulation are typically more complex.
In most other nematodes, these specialised cells have been replaced by an organ consisting of two parallel ducts connected by a single transverse duct. This transverse duct opens into a common canal that runs to the excretory pore.
Muscle arms Four peripheral nerves run the length of the body on the dorsal, ventral, and lateral surfaces.
Each nerve lies within a cord of connective tissue lying beneath the cuticle and between the muscle cells. The ventral nerve is the largest, and has a double structure forward of the excretory pore.
The dorsal nerve is responsible for motor control, while the lateral nerves are sensory, and the ventral combines both functions. Smaller nerves run forward from the ring to supply the sensory organs of the head.
These are well supplied with nerve cells, and are probably chemoreception organs.
A few aquatic nematodes possess what appear to be pigmented eye-spots, but whether or not these are actually sensory in nature is unclear. Both sexes possess one or two tubular gonads.
In males, the sperm are produced at the end of the gonad and migrate along its length as they mature. The testis opens into a relatively wide seminal vesicle and then during intercourse into a glandular and muscular ejaculatory duct associated with the vas deferens and cloaca.
In females, the ovaries each open into an oviduct in hermaphrodites, the eggs enter a spermatheca first and then a glandular uterus. Males are usually smaller than females or hermaphrodites often much smaller and often have a characteristically bent or fan-shaped tail.
During copulationone or more chitinized spicules move out of the cloaca and are inserted into the genital pore of the female.
Amoeboid sperm crawl along the spicule into the female worm.There are only two methods of long-range transport on the Moon. The high-speed monorails link the main settlements with a fast, comfortable service running on a regular schedule. But the rail system is very limited, and likely to remain so because of its cost.
There are only two methods of long-range transport on the Moon. The high-speed monorails link the main settlements with a fast, comfortable service running on a regular schedule.
But the rail system is very limited, and likely to remain so because of its cost. Did you know that skin is the largest body organ?
In this activity, you'll examine the skin and how it functions as an organ and as part of a larger body system. Go to Organ Systems and read about each of the different organ systems. Remember that the human body is made up of many organ systems that. Human nervous system - Brainstem: The brainstem is made up of all the unpaired structures that connect the cerebrum with the spinal cord.
Most rostral in the brainstem are structures often collectively referred to as the diencephalon. These structures are the epithalamus, the thalamus, the hypothalamus, and the subthalamus.
Directly beneath . A cephalopod (/ ˈ s ɛ f ə l ə p ɒ d, ˈ k ɛ f-/) is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda (Greek plural κεφαλόποδα, kephalópoda; "head-feet") such as a squid, octopus or attheheels.com exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles (muscular hydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot.
This award-winning interactive program is part of the "Whole Frog" attheheels.com can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog named Fluffy, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game. The interactive Web pages are available in a number of languages. Click on the frog to dive into the kit.
|Human excretory organs||Artwork by Alex Schomburg for Trouble on Titan|
|ADDITIONAL MEDIA||Excretory system Photo by: When cells in the body break down proteins large molecules that are essential to the structure and functioning of all living cellsthey produce wastes such as urea a chemical compound of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen.|
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