Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Volume 8 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080308098, 9781483286211

Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Volume 8

1st Edition

Endocrinology II

Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483286211
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 20th June 1985
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Endocrinology II concerns the actions of hormones in insects, complementing Volume 7 which is concerned with the production and chemistry of insect hormones. While the preceding volume is directed mainly towards the insect endocrinologist, this volume has much of intrinsic interest to the general physiologist. It deals with the regulation of metabolism, reproduction, cuticle properties, and certain aspects of behaviour from a systems point of view and amply documents how hormones have provided basic insights into the functioning of such systems. Interference in endocrine regulation could provide future systems for insect control and this volume will provide the foundation on which the future formulation of these strategies is based. More information on diverse aspects of insect hormone action is brought together here than in any previous single work and this volume will therefore be a valuable reference source for many years to come.

Table of Contents

Integration in the insect endocrine system, C G H Steel & K G Davey. Hormone action at the cellular level, L M Riddiford. Ecdysteroid action at the molecular level, J D O'Connor. Control of metabolic processes, J E Steele. Control of DOPA-Decarboxylase, C E Sekeris & E G Fragoulis. The role of juvenile hormone in reproduction, J K Koeppe et al. The role of ecdysteroids in reproduction, H H Hagerdorn. Role of cyclic nucleotides in hormone action, W A Smith & W L Combest. Regulation of pupariation in flies, J Zdarek. Hormonal control of cuticle mechanical properties, S E Reynolds. Hormonal control of diapause, D L Denlinger. Hormonal control of ecdysis, J W Truman. Endocrine control of polymorphism and polyphenism, J Hardie & A D Lees. Hormonal effects on flight and migration, M P Pener. Antihormones, W S Bowers. Species index. Author index. Subject index.


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