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Atlas of Comparative Vertebrate Histology looks at the histology of a wide range of vertebrates, representative of all the major classes and families, with examples ranging from amphioxus to primates. The authors focus their microscope on commonly seen vertebrates as well as ‘non-standard’ species, such as lamprey, hagfish, dogfish, skate, rock bass, cod, river catfish, toad, amphiuma, leopard and bull frog, garter and brown snake, Coturnix quail and cowbird.
The study of comparative histology in the vertebrates helps students and researchers alike understand how various groups have addressed similar problems, opening doors to interesting research possibilities. Not all vertebrates follow the mammalian model of tissue and organ structure.
When dealing with unique species, we see some structures taken beyond their ‘normal’ function. Comparative histology allows us to understand the structural responses underlying the physiology unique to each vertebrate group.
- Presents the histology of a wide range of vertebrates, representative of all the major classes and families, with examples ranging from amphioxus to primates
- Includes an image gallery with over 500 flat images and 50+ virtual microscopy slides
- Contains electronic content features cross linking between text, tables and the image gallery
Researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in zoology, physiology, and vertebrate biology, as well as veterinary and comparative pathologists
Part I: Cells
A. The Animal Cell
B. Cell Division
Part II: Tissues
C. Epithelial Tissues
D. Connective Tissues
F. Nervous Tissues
G. Vascular Tissues
Part III: Organs
H. The Circulatory System
I. Haemopoietic Organs
K. The Digestive System
L. Respiratory Systems
M. Excretory Systems
N. Endocrine Organs
O. Genital Systems
P. Sense Organs
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- © Academic Press 2018
- 2nd July 2018
- Academic Press
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Donald B. McMillan, PhD Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Richard J. Harris Founding Manager (Retired)– Integrated Microscopy, The Biotron, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Founding Manager (Retired), Integrated Microscopy, The Biotron, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada