The peculiar features that are found in parasitic platyhelminths are as follows:
1. They have dorsoventrally flattened bodies and bear hooks and suckers to get attached inside the body of the host.
2. Their body is covered with thick tegument, which protects them from the action of the digestive juices of the host.
3. The tegument also helps in absorbing nutrients from the host’s body. Taenia (Tapeworm) and Fasciola (liver fluke) are examples of parasitic platyhelminths.Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago
Prepare a list of some animals that are found parasitic on human beings.
Match the following:
|Column I||Column II|
|(a) Operculum||(i) Ctenophora|
|(b) Parapodia||(ii) Mollusca|
|(c) Scales||(iii) Porifera|
|(d) Comb plates||(iv) Reptilia|
|(e) Radula||(v) Annelida|
|(f) Hairs||(vi) Cyclostomata and Chondrichthyes|
|(g) Choanocytes||(vii) Mammalia|
|(h) Gill slits||(viii) Osteichthyes|
Segmentation in the body is first observed in which of the following:
Could the number of eggs or young ones produced by an oviparous and viviparous mother be equal? Why?
What are the modifications that are observed in birds that help them fly?