This fifth volume in this established series deals with the biochemical responses of fish to different environmental/ecological factors. Topics covered include oxygen availability, effects of temperature and pressure, adverse effects of metabolites, effects of stress and many more.

The book should be of interest to fish biochemists and physiologists, aquaculturists and many other fisheries and animal scientists.

Table of Contents

Preface. Oxygen availability: sensory systems (M.L. Burleson). Oxygen availability: brain defence mechanisms (G.E. Nilsson). Air-breathing fishes: metabolic biochemistry of the first diving vertebrates (V.M.F. Almeida-Val, P.W. Hochachka). Temperature: enzyme and organelle (T.S. Moerland). Influence of temperature on muscle properties in relation to swimming performance (L.C. Rome). Effects of temperature on cellular ion regulation and membrane transport systems (A.R. Cossins, P.J. Schwarzbaum, W. Wieser). Burnt tuna: a problem of heat inside and out? (C. Watson). The effects of pressure on G protein-coupled signal transduction (J.F. Siebenaller, T.F. Murray). Metabolic potentials of deep-sea fishes: a comparative approach (J.J. Childress, E.V. Thuesen). Temperature, pressure and the sodium pump: the role of homeoviscous adaptation (A. Gibbs). Adaptation to and effects of acid water on the fish gill (S.D. Reid). Biochemical-physiological adaptations of teleosts to highly alkaline, saline lakes (E.M. Danulat). Cellular mechanisms in calcium transport and homeostasis in fish (G. Flik, P.M. Verbost). Biochemistry of fish migration (H. Ueda, K. Yamauchi). Xenobiotics (C.J. Kennedy). Pesticide metabolism and the adverse effects of metabolites on fishes (J. Nemcsók, I. Benedeczky). Biochemical effects of stress (A.D. Pickering, T.G. Pottinger). Estivation: metabolic suppression, mechanisms and models of control (S.C. Land, N.J. Bernier). Species index. Subject Index.


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About the editors

T.P. Mommsen

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Peter Hochachka

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada