An Atlas of Comparative Vertebrate Histology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124104242

An Atlas of Comparative Vertebrate Histology

1st Edition

Authors: Donald McMillan Richard Harris
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124104242
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th March 2018
Page Count: 516
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in zoology, physiology, and vertebrate biology, as well as veterinary and comparative pathologists

Table of Contents

Part I: Cells
A. The Animal Cell
B. Cell Division

Part II: Tissues
C. Epithelial Tissues
D. Connective Tissues
E. Muscle
F. Nervous Tissues
G. Vascular Tissues

Part III: Organs
H. The Circulatory System
I. Haemopoietic Organs
J. Integument
K. The Digestive System
L. Respiratory Systems
M. Excretory Systems
N. Endocrine Organs
O. Genital Systems
P. Sense Organs

Details

No. of pages:
516
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124104242

About the Author

Donald McMillan

Donald B. McMillan, PhD Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Richard Harris

Richard J. Harris Founding Manager (Retired)– Integrated Microscopy, The Biotron, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding Manager (Retired), Integrated Microscopy, The Biotron, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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