Grzimek’s Encyclopedia, Vol 2 - Protostomes by Michael Hutchins

By Michael Hutchins

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Most authors assign about 20 phyla to the Protostomia; however, recent molecular data and cladistic analyses based on extended sets of morphological data do not agree as to whether the brachiopods and Phoronida should be included among the deuterostomes. These analyses are also incongruent when it comes to the position of several phyla; in addition, they call into question the monophyly of traditionally well-recognized taxa. Still, most authors have so far identified the flatworms (Platyhelminthes) as the first phylum to emerge among the protostomes.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia Vol. 2: Protostomes In addition, cnidarians do not have a centralized nervous system or discrete (separate) respiratory, circulatory, and excretory organs. The primitive nature of the cnidarian bauplan is shown by the fact that they have very few different types of cells, in fact fewer than a single organ in most other metazoans. The essence of the cnidarian bauplan is radial symmetry, a pattern that resembles the spokes of a wheel, and places limits on the possible modes of life for a cnidarian.

In each of these cases, however, it is important to note that sperm cannot travel great distances; the various propulsion devices, therefore, are more important for small-scale positioning than for actually seeking out the oocyte. This is especially true of the many marine protostomes that spawn their naked gametes directly into the seawater. The formation of an individual sperm generally involves extreme condensation of the chromosomes, and elaboration of motility devices such as flagella, oocyte-encounter and oocyte-manipulation devices, and energy stores.

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