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Form and Function - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127514116, 9781483289373

Form and Function, Volume 11

1st Edition

Form and Function

Series Volume Editor: M. Clarke
Editor: E. Trueman
Editor in Chief: Karl Wilbur
eBook ISBN: 9781483289373
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1988
Page Count: 504
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Table of Contents

E.R. Trueman and M.R. Clarke, Introduction. K. Simkiss, Molluscan Skin (excluding Cephalopods).
A. Packard, The Skin of Cephalopods (Coleoids): General and Special Adaptations.
N. Watabe, Shell Structure.
S.M. Stanley, Adaptive Morphology of the Shell in Bivalves and Gastropods.
P. Ward, Form and Function of the Nautilus Shell: Some New Perspectives.
R.B. Toll, Functional Morphology and Adaptive Patterns of the Teuthoid Gladius.
J.D. Currey, Shell Form and Strength.
W.M. Kier, The Arrangement and Function of Molluscan Muscle.
J.E. Morton, The Pallial Cavity.
M.J. Wells, The Mantle Muscle and Mantle Cavity of Cephalopods.
L.V. Salvini-Plawen, The Structure and Function of Molluscan Digestive Systems.
E.B. Andrews, Excretory Systems of Molluscs.
P.J. Herring, Luminescent Organs.


This volume reviews the most important advances that have taken place in the interpretation of the structure and function of molluscan systems. A detailed treatment of each organ system is presented with particular emphasis on skin, shell, muscle, and excretory systems, and luminescences. Emphasis is given to recent research and the current status of each topic.


Zoologists, paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, malacologists, marine biologists, and their students.


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28th January 1988
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About the Series Volume Editor

M. Clarke

Affiliations and Expertise

The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, U.K.

About the Editor

E. Trueman

Affiliations and Expertise

The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, U.K.

About the Editor in Chief

Karl Wilbur

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.