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Chemical Zoology, Volume IV: Annelida, Echiura, and Sipuncula presents chemical information on zoological significance of Annelida, Echiura, and Sipuncula. This book is organized into 13 chapters that tackle the biological and biochemical aspects of these phyla.
The opening chapter describes the comparative anatomy, phylogeny, and classification of Annelida, Echiura, and Sipuncula. The book goes on discussing the biological aspects of these phyla, including nutrition and digestion; respiration and energy metabolism; oxygen transport; and carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism. This volume also covers these organisms' composition of guanidine compounds and phosphagens, lipids, inorganic components, and pigments. Other chapters deal with the growth and development, luminescence, endocrines, and pharmacologic properties of Annelida, Echiura, and Sipuncula.
This book is an invaluable resource for zoologists and biochemists.
List of Contributors
Contents of Other Volumes
Chapter 1. Systematics and Phylogeny: Annelida, Echiura, Sipuncula
II. Paleontological Evidence
III. The General Picture
IV. Relationships between the Phyla
V. Relationships between the Annelid Classes
VI. Annelid Classification
VII. Biochemistry, Physiology, and the Phylogeny of Annelids
Chapter 2. Nutrition and Digestion
Chapter 3. Respiration and Energy Metabolism in Annelids
Chapter 4. Respiratory Proteins and Oxygen Transport
I. Respiratory Proteins of Annelida
II. Respiratory Proteins of Echiurida
III. Hemerythrin, the Respiratory Protein of Sipunculida
Chapter 5. Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Metabolism: Annelida, Sipunculida, Echiurida
III. "Spreading Factor" of Leech Extracts
Chapter 6. Nitrogen Metabolism
I. Amino Acids in the Form of Proteins and in the Free Form
II. Free Amino Acids in Intracellular Isosmotic Regulation
III. The Metabolism of Nitrogenous Compounds
IV. Terminal Products of Nitrogen Metabolism in Annelida and Sipunculida
Chapter 7. Guanidine Compounds and Phosphagens
II. Chemistry of Guanidine Compounds and of Phosphagens Distributed in Worms
III. Extraction, Characterization, Estimation of Guanidine Compounds in Worms
IV. Metabolism of Guanidine Compounds in Worms
V. Biological Distribution
Chapter 8. Annelida, Echiurida, and Sipunculida—Lipid Components and Metabolism
I. Fatty Acids of Annelida
II. Phosphatides and Other Complex Lipids
III. Sterols of Annelids
IV. Complex Lipids of the Nervous System
V. Marine Animals
VI. Fatty Acid Synthesis and the Assembly of Glycerides or Complex Phosphatides
Chapter 9. Inorganic Components and Metabolism; Ionic and Osmotic Regulation: Annelida, Sipuncula, and Echiura
II. Steady-State Water and Solute Concentrations
III. Responses to Sudden Osmotic Stress
IV. Ion Exchanges and Active Transport
V. Role of Nephridia
VI. Oxygen Consumption and the Energetics of Osmoregulation
VII. Nervous and Hormonal Control of Osmoregulation
VIII. Osmoregulation in Eggs and Larvae
IX. Regulation of Intracellular Osmotic Pressure
Chapter 10. Pigments of Annelida, Echiuroidea, Sipunculoidea, Priapulidea, and Phoronidea
II. Distribution of Pigments
III. Origin, Metabolism, and Function of the Pigments
Chapter 11. Growth and Development
II. Embryonic Development
III. Later Development
IV. Sexual Development
Chapter 12. Endocrines and Pharmacology of Annelida, Echiuroidea, Sipunculoidea
Chapter 13. Luminescence in Annelids
II. Simple Enzyme-Substrate Systems
III. Peroxidation Systems
IV. Unclassified Systems
V. Function of the Luminescence
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- © Academic Press 1969
- 1st January 1969
- Academic Press
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