Book gills and book lungs

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Process of Respiration in Scorpions | Class Arachnida

In this article we will discuss about the Respiration in Scorpion:- 1. Respiratory Structure in Scorpion 2. Mechanism of Respiration in Scorpion. This oldest land-living arthropod belongs to the class Arachnida. They are nocturnal and spend daytime within sands, crevices, holes, and under logs and stones. Book lungs are primitive respiratory organs and are modified from book-gills.
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A book lung is a type of respiration organ used for atmospheric gas exchange and is found in arachnids , such as scorpions and spiders. Each of these organs is found inside a ventral abdominal cavity and connects with the surroundings through a small opening. Book lungs are not related to the lungs of modern land-dwelling vertebrates.

Process of Respiration in Scorpions | Class Arachnida

A book lung is a type of respiration organ used for atmospheric gas exchange that is found in many arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders. Each of these organs is found inside an open ventral abdominal, air-filled cavity atrium and connects with the surroundings through a small opening for the purpose of respiration. Book lungs are not related to the lungs of modern land-dwelling vertebrates. Their name describes their structure. Stacks of alternating air pockets and tissue filled with hemolymph the arthropod equivalent of blood give them an appearance similar to a "folded" book.

The history of arthropod terrestrialization

Defining characteristics? Fossil history: The oldest known arachnid is the Palaeotarbus jerami , from about million years ago in the Silurian period, and had a triangular Cephalothorax and segmented abdomen, as well as eight legs and a pair of pedipalps. Attercopus fimbriunguis from million years ago in the Devonian period, bears the earliest known silk-producing spigots, and was therefore hailed as a spider. However these spigots may have been mounted on the underside of the abdomen rather than on spinnerets, which are modified appendages and whose mobility is important in the building of webs. Hence Attercopus and the similar arachnid Permarachne may not have been true spiders, and probably used silk for lining nests or producing egg-cases rather than for building webs. Due to the fact that spiders' bodies are quite soft, the vast majority of fossil spiders have been found preserved in amber. The oldest known amber that contains fossil arthropods dates from million years ago in the Early Cretaceous period.

Metrics details. The transmission electron microscope TEM is used for the first time to study the development of book gills in the horseshoe crab. Near the end of the nineteenth century the hypothesis was presented for homology and a common ancestry for horseshoe crab book gills and arachnid book lungs. The present developmental study and the author's recent ones of book gills SEM and scorpion book lungs TEM are intended to clarify early histological work and provide new ultrastructural details for further research and for hypotheses about evolutionary history and relationships. The observations herein are in agreement with earlier reports that the book gill lamellae are formed by proliferation and evagination of epithelial cells posterior to opisthosomal branchial appendages. A cartilage-like endoskeleton is produced in the base of the opisthosomal appendages.

Prashant P. The internal phylogeny of Chelicerata and the attendant evolutionary scenario of arachnid terrestrialization have a long and contentious history. Previous studies of developmental gene expression data have suggested that respiratory systems of spiders, crustaceans, and insects are all serially homologous structures derived from the epipods outer appendage rami of the arthropod ancestor, corresponding to an ancestral gill. A separate body of evidence has suggested that the respiratory systems of arachnids are modified, inverted telopods inner rami, or legs. Here I review these dissonant homology statements and compare the developmental genetic basis for respiratory system development in insects and arachnids.

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