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Fish Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123504081, 9780080585284

Fish Physiology, Volume 8

1st Edition

Series Editors: William Hoar D.J. Randall J.R. Brett
eBook ISBN: 9780080585284
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1979
Page Count: 785
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Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Chapter 1: Nutrition

I. Introduction

II. Proteins

III. Carbohydrates

IV. Lipids

V. Vitamins

VI. Minerals

VII. Addendum

Chapter 2: Feeding Strategy

I. Introduction

II. Trophic Diversity

III. Characteristics that Influence Patterns of Food Acquisition

IV. An Appraisal of Some Approaches to Assessing Patterns of Food Exploitation in the Natural Environment

V. Summary

Chapter 3: The Brain and Feeding Behavior*

I. Introduction

II. The Relationship Between Food Intake and Body Weight

III. Brain Regulation of Food Intake and Factors Influencing Intake

IV. Concluding Remarks

Chapter 4: Digestion

I. Introduction

II. Feeding Mechanisms

III. Anatomy and Histology of the Alimentary Canal

IV. Digestive Fluids and Enzymes

V. Digestion and Absorption

VI. Movement of Food Through the Alimentary Canal

VII. Physiological Studies on Fish Gastrointestinal Motility

VIII. Perspectives

Chapter 5: Metabolism and Energy Conversion During Early Development

I. Introduction

II. Embryogenesis

III. Energy Metabolism

IV. Concluding Remarks

Chapter 6: Physiological Energetics

I. Introduction

II. Energy: Relations and Measurements

III. Metabolism: Rates of Energy Expenditure

IV. Excretion: Rates of Energy Loss

V. Growth: Rates of Energy Gain and Food Conversion

VI. Energy Budgets

VII. Concluding Commentary

VIII. Glossary

Chapter 7: Cytogenetics

I. Introduction: Chromosomes and Fishes

II. Techniques and Methods of Karyotyping Fishes

III. Sexuality, Sex Chromosomes, and Sex Determination

IV. Chromosome Numbers, Chromosome Morphology, and Genome Sizes: the Evolution of Fish Karyotypes

V. Cytogenetics and Fish Culture

Chapter 8: Population Genetics*

I. Introduction

II. Isozyme Methodology

III. Major Areas of Current Investigations

IV. Genetic Variation in Populations of Fish

V. The Use of Genetic Data in Fishery Management

VI. Summary

Chapter 9: Hormonal Enhancement of Growth

I. Introduction

II. Growth Hormone*

III. Steroid Hormones and Substances Related in Function*

IV. Thyroid Hormones*

V. Insulin*

VI. Additive and Synergistic Effects of Hormones on Teleost Growth*

Chapter 10: Environmental Factors and Growth

I. Introduction


III. Abiotic Factors

IV. Biotic Factors

V. Interaction and Optimizing

VI. Governing Mechanisms

VII. Concluding Commentary

Chapter 11: Growth Rates and Models

I. Measuring Length and Weight of Fish

II. Estimation of Growth Rates in Nature

III. Characteristics of Fish Growth

IV. Growth Models Related to Age

V. Growth in Relation to Temperature

VI. Growth in Relation to Rations

VII. Summary

Author Index

Systematic Index

Subject Index


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About the Series Editors

William Hoar

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

D.J. Randall

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

J.R. Brett

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Marine Service, Department of Fisheries of Canada