The underlying theme of this volume is the understanding of the molecules and processes important in the primary metabolism of insects. The 19 chapters provide both rich historical perspectives and timely reviews of current research, as well as showing the extent of progress to be expected in the near future, including the application of advanced techniques now used for the study of microbial and mammalian processes. The major themes of metabolism, proteins and nucleic acids, and biochemical events in the nervous system each have several chapters devoted to them, but specific topics such as pigments, toxins, and aging are also covered in detail. This extensive volume is therefore an invaluable source of information not only for entomologists but also for all scientists whose work involves insect biochemistry, including zoologists, biochemists, and molecular biologists and geneticists.
Intermediary metabolism, D J Candy. Carbohydrate metabolism, S Friedman. Lipid metabolism, R G H Downer. Lipid transport: biochemistry of hemolymph lipophorin, H Chino. Steroids, J A Svoboda & M J Thompson. Amino acid and protein metabolism, P S Chen. Insect nucleic acids, S J Berry. Molecular biology: protein synthesis, M S Kaulenas. Insect storage proteins, L Levenbook. Heat shock proteins, N S Petersen & H K Mitchell. Pigments, H Kayser. Biochemistry of the nervous system, Y Pichon & R Manaranche. Biochemical processes directed to flight muscle metabolism, A M Th Beenakkers et al. Biochemistry of muscle contraction, K Maruyama. Toxins derived from arthropod venoms specifically affecting insects, E Zlotkin. Metabolism and characterization of insect cell cultures, W F Hink et al. Silk synthesis, J-C Prudhomme et al. Aging in insects, R S Sohal. Allozymes and biochemical adaptation, A J Zera et al. Species index. Author index. Subject index.
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- 20th June 1985
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