Deuterostomians, Cyclostomes, and Fishes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122610387, 9780323163347

Deuterostomians, Cyclostomes, and Fishes

1st Edition

Editors: Marcel Florkin
eBook ISBN: 9780323163347
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1974
Page Count: 704
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Description

Chemical Zoology, Volume VIII: Deuterostomians, Cyclostomes, and Fishes is an introduction to the scientific literature of chemistry and zoology. This volume presents the state of knowledge of the two sciences to gain a valid impression of both. The research papers in this volume address the problems of different chemical and zoological approaches.
The book is arranged according to phyla in order to present chemical information of zoological significance; also, for chemists to see immediately the aspects of biochemical diversity that have greatest potential interest. The chapters are divided into two major sections, Section I (Primitive Deuterostomians) and Section II (Vertebrates). The sections are introduced by a discussion of the biology and systematic of the major phylum. The chapters under these sections tackle the different aspects of the biochemistry of the phylum.
This volume is primarily addressed to both chemists and zoologists.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Preface

Contents of Other Volumes

Section I: PRIMITIVE DEUTEROSTOMIANS

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Morphology, Phylogenesis, and Systematics of Lower Deuterostomia

I. Phylum Hemichordata

References

II. Phylum Pogonophora

References

III. Phylum Chaetognatha

References

IV. Phylum Cephalochorda

References

V. Phylum Tunicata

References

Chapter 2. Biochemistry of Primitive Deuterostomians

I. Some Chemical Problems of the Pogonophora

II. The Tunic of Urochordates

III. The Endostyle and Pharynx of Protochordates

IV. Iodine Metabolism

References

Section II: VERTEBRATES (CRANIATA)

Chapter 3. General Characteristics and Evolution of Craniata or Vertebrates

I. Neurulation

II. The Problem of Deuterostomy

III. Fundamental Organization of the Craniata or Vertebrate

IV. General Characteristics of Vertebrates

V. Evolution of Vertebrates

References

A. Cyclostomes

Chapter 4. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Cyclostomes

I. Introduction

II. Osmotic Balance

III. Ionic Composition of the Blood

IV. Organs Concerned with Osmotic and Ionic Regulation

V. Mechanism of Osmotic and Ionic Regulation

VI. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Tissues

VII. Comparative Considerations and Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Endocrinology of the Cyclostomata

I. General Introduction

II. The Pituitary Gland

III. The Pineal Complex

IV. Chromaffin Cells

V. Corticosteroid-Producing Cells—The Interrenals

VI. The Thyroid Gland

VII. The Endocrine Pancreas and Intestinal Endocrine Cells

VIII. The Gonads

IX. Conclusion

References

B. Fishes

Chapter 6. Biochemical Embryology of Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Molecular Biology

III. Energy Metabolism

References

Chapter 7. Muscle Proteins of Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Sarcoplasmic Proteins

III. Myofibrillar Proteins

References

Chapter 8. Plasma Proteins in Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Composition of Fish Plasma Proteins

III. Variations in Compositions

IV. Plasma Proteins Showing Particular Characteristics of Cold Adaptation

References

Chapter 9. Respiratory Function of Blood in Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

III. Oxygen Transport

IV. Carbon Dioxide Transport

References

Chapter 10. Nitrogen Metabolism in Fishes

I. Nutrition and Absorption

II. Occurrence and Metabolism

III. End Products of Nitrogen Metabolism

References

Chapter 11. Respiratory Metabolism and Ecology of Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Techniques and Methods

III. Environmental History of Experimental Animals

IV. Group Effects on Metabolic Rate

V. Developmental Stage and Size

VI. Anaerobic Respiration

VII. Some General Considerations

References

Chapter 12. Electrolyte Metabolism of Teleosts—Including Calcified Tissues

I. Calcium Metabolism

II. Metabolism of Monovalent Ions

References

Chapter 13. Pigments of Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Tetrapyrroles—Bilins

III. Melanins

IV. Purines and Flavins

V. Pterins

VI. Carotenoids

References

Chapter 14. Endocrinology of Fishes

I. The Pituitary Gland

II. The Adrenal Cortex

III. Corpuscles of Stannius

IV. Gonadal Steroids

V. The Thyroid Gland

VI. The Pancreas—Insulin

VII. The Pineal

VIII. The Ultimobranchial Bodies

IX. The Urophysis

X. The Kidney

XI. Chromaffin Tissue

References

Chapter 15. Bile Salts in Fishes

I. Introduction

II. Agnatha

III. Chondrichthyes

IV. Osteichthyes

V. Significance of Piscine Bile Salt Distribution

VI. Piscine Bile Salts

References

Author Index

Subject Index










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No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1974
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323163347

About the Editor

Marcel Florkin