Color Change Mechanisms of Cold-Blooded Vertebrates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231549, 9781483258386

Color Change Mechanisms of Cold-Blooded Vertebrates

1st Edition

Authors: H. Waring
eBook ISBN: 9781483258386
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 280
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Description

Color Change Mechanisms of Cold-Blooded Vertebrates focuses on color change in vertebrates and its relation to endocrine control.
The book first tackles physiological color changes in amphibians, elasmobranchs, teleosts, and cyclostomes. Topics include description of responses, nonvisual response, criticisms of the two-hormone hypothesis as applied to amphibians and elasmobranchs, and summary of teleost color change mechanisms. The publication then elaborates on physiological color changes in reptiles and biological assay of melanin-dispersing hormones, as well as generalities about reptilian color change, general statement on biological assay, and theoretical considerations. The manuscript ponders on the chemistry of melanin-dispersing hormones, mechanism of the melanophore, and actions of melanin-dispersing hormones on functions other than color change. Discussions focus on glandular origin of melanin-dispersing hormones, energy sources for melanin movement, and metabolism.
The text is highly recommended for readers interested in color change in vertebrates.

Table of Contents


Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Resume of Responses

Origin and Nomenclature of Chromatophores

Physiological and Morphological Color Changes and Their Measurement Classification of Responses

Anatomy of the Pituitary and Nomenclature of Its Lobes

Pituitary Hormones and Their Nomenclature

Chapter 3.1 Physiological Color Changes in Amphibians

Description of Responses

Analysis of Ocular (Background) Responses

Appendix

Chapter 3.2 Physiological Color Changes in Elasmobranchs

Nonvisual Response

Secondary Ocular (Black Background) Response

Tertiary Ocular (White Background) Response

Criticisms of the Two-Hormone Hypothesis as Applied to Amphibians and Elasmobranchs

Chapter 3.3 Physiological Color Changes in Teleosts

Anguilla

Gasterosteus

Fundulus

Phoxinus

General Summary of Teleost Color Change Mechanisms

Appendix on Flatfish

Chapter 3.4 Physiological Color Changes in Cyclostomes

Chapter 3.5 Physiological Color Changes in Reptiles

Anolis

Phrynosoma

Chameleons

Generalities about Reptilian Color Change

Evolution of Coordinating Mechanisms for Ocular (Background) Responses in Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles

Chapter 4. Biological Assay of Melanin-Dispersing Hormones

General Statement on Biological Assay

Historical Resume of Attempts to Assay M.D.H

Theoretical Considerations

In Vivo Method

In Vitro Method

Assay of Melanin-Dispersing Substances in Urine and Blood

Chapter 5. Chemistry of Melanin-Dispersing Hormones

Glandular Origin of Melanin-Dispersing Hormones

Source Material for Preparing Extracts

Chemistry of the Hormones

Appendix: The Pineal Excitant Melatonin

Chapter 6. Information About the Mechanism of the Melanophore

Structure and Mechanics

Pharmacology

Energy Sources for Melanin Movement

Chapter 7. Morphological Color Change in Response to Background

Amphibia

Teleosts

Hormonal Basis for Morphological Change

Chapter 8. Has Color Change Any Biological Advantage?

Protective Coloration

Temperature Regulation

Chapter 9. Actions of Melanin-Dispersing Hormone on Functions other than Color Change

Vision

Metabolism

Miscellaneous Effects

Selected References: Chromatophores in Invertebrates and Warm-Blooded Vertebrates

References

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1963
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483258386

About the Author

H. Waring

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