Bivalvia Through Reptilia

Bivalvia Through Reptilia

1st Edition - December 28, 1987

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  • Editor: T Pandian
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144063

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Animal Energetics, Volume 2: Bivalvia through Reptilia is part of a two-volume treatise focusing on the integrated picture of the energy transformation process at the organismic level. Since it is almost impossible to restrict meaningful discussions to only one level of organization, some reference is made to population energetics as well as to the suborganismic level. The bioenergetics of both vertebrate and invertebrate groups are discussed. Specifically, the bioenergetics of bivalves, gastropods, bryozoans, pogonophorans, echinoderms, lower chordates, fishes, amphibians, and reptiles are covered. Understanding the efficient and fast transformation of biological energy has become an important issue in world affairs; studies on energetics and growth of thermoconformers can therefore be expected to expand greatly in the future. This book aims to provide many keys to a broader understanding of biology as well as open untrodden avenues to biologists with the quest for newer energy sources and efficient methods of energy utilization.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Preface

    1 Bivalvia

    I. Introduction

    II. Feeding

    III. Absorption and Egestion

    IV. Respiration

    V. Excretion

    VI. Production

    VII. Somatic Growth

    VIII. Reproductive Output

    IX. Population Energy Budgets

    References

    2 Gastropoda

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Egestion

    IV. Absorption

    V. Excretion

    VI. Respiration

    VII. Growth

    VIII. Budget and Balance

    IX. Conclusions

    References

    3 Bryozoa

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Egestion

    IV. Respiration

    V. Growth and Reproduction

    VI. Budget and Balance—Conclusions

    References

    4 Pogonophora

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Egestion

    IV. Respiration

    V. Growth

    VI. Budget and Balance

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    5 Echinodermata

    I. Introduction

    II. The Echinoderm Body Plan

    III.Ingestion

    IV. Excretion

    V. Respiration

    VI. Production

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    6 Lower Chordates

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion and Absorption

    III. Egestion

    IV. Respiration

    V. Growth

    VI. Budget and Balance

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    7 Fish

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Egestion

    IV. Metabolism

    V. Growth

    VI. Conclusions

    References

    8 Amphibia

    I. Introduction

    II. Trends in Energy Partitioning

    III. Food Acquisition

    IV. Metabolic Wastes

    V. Seasonal Variations in Energy Partitioning

    VI. Amphibian Energy Budgets

    VII. Potential Sources of Error in Energy Budgets

    VIII. Reproduction, Eggs, and Larvae

    IX. Conclusions

    References

    9 Reptilia

    I. Introduction

    II. Food Consumption and Assimilation

    III. Ecological Energy Budgets

    IV. Water Balance and Energy Budgets

    V. Parasitism and Energy Budgets

    VI. Conclusions

    References

    Index to Volumes 1 and 2






Product details

  • No. of pages: 646
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: December 28, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144063

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