Fish Physiology: Muscle Development and Growth

Series Editor:

  • William Hoar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Anthony Farrell, Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Edited by

  • Ian Johnston, School of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

With the advent of zebrafish as a model system, the development and growth of muscle in fish has become an ever more important process. This volume, in the continuing Fish Physiology series, focuses attention on muscle from the genetics of muscle development to application of muscle growth patterns to aquacultural production.
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Graduate students in fish biology, aquaculture, and developmental biology; fisheries biologists,physiologists, and ichthyologists interested in an up to date review of muscle growth and development; research laboratories in governement fishery departments; and libraries.


Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-350442-5


major strength of Muscle Development and Growth is the range of material covered, from muscle pattern formation in zebrafish to temperature acclimation effects on muscle physiology. The book should succeed in stimulating new interest in fish muscle development and growth."
-—COPEIA (2001)

Table of Contents

Contributors.Preface.Induction and Patterning of Embryonic Skeletal Muscle Cells in the Zebrafish, P.D. Currie and P.W. Ingham.Myogenic Regulatory Factors, S. Watabe.Myosin Expression During Ontogeny, Post-Hatching Growth and Adaptation, G. Goldspink, D. Wilkes, and S. Ennion.Muscle Satellite Cells in Fish, B. Fauconneau and G. Paboeuf.Cellular Mechanisms of Post-Embryonic Muscle Growth in Aquaculture Species, A. Rowlerson and A. Veggetti.Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Muscle Growth Patterns, I.A. Johnston.Muscle Fiber Diversity and Plasticity, A.M. Säer and W. Stoiber.Hormonal Regulation of Muscle Growth, T.P. Mommsen and T.W. Moon.