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Body Plans

Synopsis
Sea urchins and snails, worms and whales, crabs and crayfish - the ocean seethes with a wealth of animal forms. Can we tease any underlying patterns from this immense diversity? This programme looks at a variety of marine creatures - from both inside and out - to reveal those features of body design that distinguish different animal groups. Considers aspects such as overall symmetry, the number of body layers, the presence of body segments, and internal and external skeletons. These basic body plans not only form the basis for classifying animals, but also for exploring their evolutionary relationships.
Series
Biology: Form and Function, Course S203
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
annelids; arthropods; fish; flatworms; invertebrate animals; jellyfish; marine animals; molluscs; vertebrate animals

Credits

Producer
Rissa de la Paz
Cast
Julie Berry 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Name

Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Web
http://www.eb.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 312 347 7944
Fax
+1 312 347 7903
Address
Chicago, IL 60604
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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