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Filariae
Any of various slender, threadlike nematode worms of the superfamily Filarioidea that are parasitic in vertebrates and are often transmitted as larvae by mosquitos and other biting insects.
Genetic Variation
variation in alleles of genes, occurs both within and among populations. Genetic variation is important because it provides the “raw material” for natural selection.
Invertebrates
an animal lacking a backbone, such as an arthropod, mollusk, annelid, coelenterate, etc. The invertebrates constitute an artificial division of the animal kingdom, comprising 95 percent of animal species and about 30 different phyla. Compare with vertebrate .
Habitat
It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population
Heterotrophic
is an organism that cannot fix carbon and uses organic carbon for growth.
Hybridization
crossbreed (individuals of two different species or varieties)
Hydrogen Sulfide
a colorless poisonous gas with a smell of rotten eggs, made by the action of acids on sulfides. • Chem. formula: H 2 S.
Lampreys
an eellike aquatic jawless vertebrate that has a sucker mouth with horny teeth and a rasping tongue. The adult is often parasitic, attaching itself
Leeches
are annelids comprising the subclass Hirudinea. class clitellata
Lizards
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia*
Günther, 1867
Migration
Migration refers to directed, regular, or systematic movement of a group of objects, organisms, people, or animals including
Mollusca
Kingdom: Animalia
Superphylum: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Phosopholipids
are a class of lipids and are a major component of all cell membranes as they can form lipid bilayers.
Family
a classification of organisms consisting of related genera
Genus
a classification of animals consisting of closely related species
Kingdom
one of the three categories-animal, plant, and mineral- into which all organism and substances on earth were placed.
Order
classification of organisms consisting of related families