Arthropoda Part B

Arthropoda Part B

1st Edition - July 28, 1971

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  • Editor: Marcel Florkin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323163088

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Chemical Zoology, Volume VI, Arthropoda Part B, provides zoologists and chemists with an overview of the state of knowledge in chemistry and zoology and an introduction to the existing literature. The treatise is arranged by phyla, an arrangement which seemed most suitable for presenting chemical information of zoological significance and for bringing to the attention of chemists those aspects of biochemical diversity of greatest potential interest. Each section, dealing with a major phylum, is introduced by a discussion of the biology and systematics of the group. This is followed by chapters dealing with various aspects of the biochemistry of the group. This volume contains 11 chapters that discuss the integument, hemolymph, blood respiratory pigments, hemolymph coagulation excretion, pigments, chemistry, toxicology, and pharmacology of Arthropoda. The respiration, energy metabolism, and chemical ecology of Crustacea as well as the oxidative metabolism of Insecta are also covered.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    Chapter 1. The Integument of Arthropoda

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure and Composition

    III. Chemical Aspects

    IV. Formation of the Cuticle and Synthesis of Its Components

    V. Sclerotization and Related Reactions

    VI. Permeability of the Arthropod Cuticle to Water

    VII. Conclusion


    Chapter 2. Hemolymph—Arthropoda

    I. Introduction

    II. Blood Volume, Osmotic Pressure, and Osmolar Effectors

    III. Inorganic Cations

    IV. Inorganic Anions

    V. Carbohydrates and Related Substances

    VI. Organic Acids

    VII. Alcohols

    VIII. Lipids

    IX. Organic Phosphates

    X. Hydrocarbons

    XI. Free Amino Acids

    XII. Proteins

    XIII. Other Nitrogenous Constituents


    Chapter 3. Blood Respiratory Pigments—Arthropoda

    I. Introduction

    II. Hemoglobin

    III. Hemocyanin


    Chapter 4. Hemolymph Coagulation in Arthropods

    I. Introduction

    II. Systems of Hemolymph Coagulation in Arthropods

    III. Hemocytes Involved in Coagulation

    IV. Coagulable Proteins of Plasma

    V. Hemostasis

    VI. Hemolymph Coagulation and Taxonomy

    VII. Conclusions


    Chapter 5. Respiration and Energy Metabolism in Crustacea

    I. Introduction

    II. Carbohydrate Metabolism

    III. Oxidative Phosphorylation and Electron Transport

    IV. The Citric Acid Cycle

    V. Effect of Salinity on Metabolism

    VI. Conclusion


    Chapter 6. Oxidative Metabolism of Insecta

    I. Introduction

    II. The Interaction between Glycolytic and Terminal Oxidative Metabolism

    III. The Mitochondrion

    IV. Oxidation and Phosphorylation

    V. The Control of Pyruvate, Proline, and Glycerol Phosphate Oxidation

    VI. Other Insects and Other Fuels

    VII. The Development of the Machinery of Oxidative Metabolism


    Chapter 7. Excretion—Arthropoda

    I. Introduction

    II. The Insect Excretory System

    III. Excretion in Crustaceans

    IV. Formed Bodies in the Malpighian Tubule


    Chapter 8. Pigments—Arthropoda

    I. Crustacea

    II. Arachnida

    III. Insecta


    Chapter 9. Endocrines of Arthropods

    I. General Characteristics of the Endocrines of Arthropods

    II. Chelicerata

    III. Crustacea

    IV. Tracheata

    V. Mode of Action of Hormones

    VI. Economic Significance of the Endocrinology of Arthropods

    VII. Comparative Aspects of Arthropod Endocrines


    Chapter 10. Chemical Ecology—Crustacea

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Factors in the Environment


    Chapter 11. Toxicology and Pharmacology—Arthropoda

    I. General Introduction

    II. Defensive Secretions

    III. Insect Pheromones

    IV. General Conclusions 3 References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: July 28, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323163088

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