Experimental Marine Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124724501, 9780323152792

Experimental Marine Biology

1st Edition

Editors: Richard Mariscal
eBook ISBN: 9780323152792
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1974
Page Count: 384
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Experimental Marine Biology consists of eight chapters dealing with the various disciplines of marine biology. This book aims to give insights into the problems and perspectives of each discipline, as well as point out new directions which research endeavors might most profitably follow.
This reference material starts with the basic topic about aquarium technique, specifically closed-system marine aquariums. This book then presents field experiments in marine ecology and describes marine organisms' behavior, physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, and toxicology. The development in marine organisms is also discussed. This work will be valuable to both interested students and experienced researchers in this field.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Aquarium Techniques: Closed-System Marine Aquariums I. Introduction II. Advantages of Closed Systems III. Setting Up IV. The Filter Bed V. The Air-Flow System VI. The Outside Filter VII. The Immersion Heater VIII. The Cover IX. The Seawater X. Maintenance References Chapter 2. Ecology: Field Experiments in Marine Ecology I. Introduction II. Experimental Manipulation of the Physical Environment III. Experimental Manipulation of the Biological Environment IV. Discussion References Chapter 3. Behavior: In Situ Approach to Marine Behavioral Research I. Introduction II. Methods III. Discussion References Chapter 4. Comparative Physiology: Neurophysiology of Marine Invertebrates I. Introduction II. The Past III. The Present IV. The Future V. Last Comments References Chapter 5. Comparative Endocrinology I. Introduction II. Endocrine Systems III. Function of the Hormones IV. Materials and Methods V. Conclusions References Chapter 6. Comparative Biochemistry: Marine Biochemistry I. Introduction II. Conversion of the Inorganic Constituents of the Environment III. Biochemical Systematics IV. Protein Structure V. New Compounds VI. Natural Occurrences of the Carbon-Phosphorus Bond VII. Marine Pheromones References Chapter 7. Toxicology: Venomous and Poisonous Marine Animals I. Introduction II. Chemistry and Pharmacology III. Venom of the California Scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata IV. Discussion and Conclusions: Scorpaena guttata Venom References Chapter 8. Developmental Biology: Development in Marine Organisms I. Introduction II. Life Cycles and Experimental Methods III. Experimental Basis of Polar Development IV. Conclusions and Summary


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