Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V4 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120115044, 9780323150910

Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V4

1st Edition

Editors: O Lowenstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323150910
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 424
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Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Volume 4, presents five papers on the different aspects of comparative physiology. The first two studies deal with movement. The first examines the effects of environmental conditions on the motile behavior of amoebas. The second investigates the mechanisms and coordination of cellular movement. The third study on the endocrine functions of the hypothalamus in the fishes, amphibians, and reptiles provides the comparative endocrinologist with a basis for integrating the state of knowledge on non-mammalian and mammalian function of this organ complex. The fourth study deals with the central and peripheral control of arthropod movements. The final study surveys the comparative physiology of populations of gametes. Aside from providing readers with a comparative vista of reproductive physiology from a unique perspective, it introduces a new hypothesis on the overproduction of gametes commonly found in living organisms — a hypothesis which may have far-reaching consequences for the interpretation of the reproductive process.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 4


Contents of Previous Volumes

Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Motile Behavior of Amebas

I. Introduction

II. Physicochemical Basis for Motile Behavior

III. Movements during Feeding and Pinocytosis

IV. Effects of Stimuli on Ameboid Movement

V. Interactions of Physical and Chemical Factors

VI. The Role of the Gibbs-Donnan Equilibrium in Ameboid Motion

VII. The Role of the Cell Membrane in Initiation and Mediation of Response

VIII. Nuclear "Control" of Ameboid Motile Behavior

IX. Summary


Mechanisms and Coordination of Cellular Locomotion

I. Introduction

II. Mechanisms of Cellular Contractile Systems

III. Organization and Coordination of the Motile Systems of Cells

IV. Conclusions. Fundamental Forms of Cell Movements


Hypothalamic Control of Pituitary Function in Submammalian Vertebrates

I. Introduction

II. General Anatomy of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

III. Techniques Used in the Study of Hypothalamic Structure and Function


IV. Morphology and Function of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex


V. Morphology of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex

VI. Functions of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex


VII. Morphology of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex

VIII. Functions of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex


IX. Morphology of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex

X. Functions of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex


XI. Morphology and Function of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Complex


XII. Morphology of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial System

XIII. The Functions of the Avian Hypothalamus


Central and Peripheral Control of Arthropod Movements

I. Introduction

II. Centrally Controlled Motor Patterns

III. Proprioception and Resistance Reflexes

IV. Summary


The Comparative Physiology of Gamete Populations

I. Introduction

II. Modes of Sexual Congress

III. History

IV. Counting

V. Explanations of Gamete Numbers

VI. The Autonomy of Germ Cells and Gametes

VII. Sperm Production

VIII. Egg Production

IX. Sperm Transport

X. Capacitation

XI. Fertilization

XII. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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