Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V5 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120115051, 9780323160155

Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V5

1st Edition

Editors: O Lowenstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323160155
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 210
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Description

Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Volume 5, presents three papers that cover the different physiological and chemical aspects of biology, from functional morphology at one end to behavior at the other end of the spectrum. As always this serial publication emphasizes comparison, be it within a group of related organisms or related substances or mechanisms throughout the animal kingdom. The first study on the feeding and digestion in the Bivalvia examines both the feeding mechanisms and digestive processes within this class of mollusks, solidly based on functional morphology and biochemistry. The second study on isoenzymes, multiple enzymes, and phylogeny traces the evolutionary relationships between and within groups of important enzyme systems, taking evidence from representatives of the whole animal kingdom. The final paper on the comparative physiology of reproduction in arthropods examines the reproductive mechanisms in a whole phylum. It considers patterns of sexuality, germ cell formation, physiology, mating behavior and the nervous and hormonal factors governing reproduction.

Table of Contents


Contributors to Volume 5

Preface

Contents of Previous Volumes

Feeding and Digestion in the Bivalvia

I. Introduction

II. Feeding Methods

III. Pumping and Filtration Rates

IV. Efficiency and Mechanism of Filtration

V. The Digestive System

VI. Feeding and Digestive Rhythms

References

Comparative Physiology of Reproduction in Arthropods

I. Introduction

II. Sexuality and Sex Differentiation

III. The Female Arthropod

IV. The Male Arthropod

V. Control of Reproduction

VI. Evolution of Reproductive Mechanisms

References

Isoenzymes, Multiple Enzyme Forms, and Phylogeny

I. Introduction

II. Lactate Dehydrogenase

III. Aldolase

IV. Esterases

V. Miscellaneous Enzyme Systems

VI. Summary and Conclusions

References

Subject Index




Details

No. of pages:
210
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1974
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323160155

About the Editor

O Lowenstein