Insect Biology in The Future - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124543409, 9780323141857

Insect Biology in The Future

1st Edition

VBW 80

Editors: Michael Locke
eBook ISBN: 9780323141857
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 994
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Insect Biology in the Future: ""VBW 80"" contains essays presented to Sir Vincent Wigglesworth during his 80th year. Wigglesworth is fairly designated as the founding father and remarkable leader of insect physiology. His papers and other works significantly contribute to this field of study. This book, dedicated to him, underlines the value of insect material in approaching a wide spectrum of biological issues. The essays in this book tackle the insects' physiology, including their evolution and dominance. The papers also discuss the various avenues of water loss and gain as interrelated components of overall water balance in land arthropods. This reference suggests possible areas for further research mainly at the whole animal level. It also describes the fat body, hemolymph, endocrine control of vitellogenin synthesis, reproduction, growth, hormones, chemistry, defense, and survival of insects. Other topics of importance include cell communication and pattern formation in insects; plant-insect interaction; and insecticides.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Wigglesworth's Contribution to Insect Biology and the State of the Art Insects and Insect Physiology in the Scheme of Things The Components of Water Balance Insect Cuticle through the Electron Microscope—Distinguishing Fact from Artifact Cuticle Water Relations: Toward a New Cuticle Waterproofing Model Water and Ions in the Gut Water Transport by Electroosmosis Epithelial Transport and Control in Recta of Terrestrial Insects The Control of Water Relations in Insects The Fat Body as a Protein Factory The Cell Biology of Fat Body Development Hormonal Modulation of Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism in Fat Body Hemolymph as a Dynamic Tissue Lipid-Protein Interactions in Insects Endocrine Control of Vitellogenin Synthesis The Physiology of Reproduction in Rhodnius and Other Insects: Some Questions Regulation of the Corpora Allata in Adult Female Insects Growth in Insects Eclosion Hormone: Its Role in Coordinating Ecdysial Events in Insects The Hormonal Control of Morphogenesis of a Lepidopteran Epidermal Cell Morphogenesis in Tissue Culture: Control by Ecdysteroids Hormonal Control of RNA Synthesis in Wing Epidermis Hormone Action—A Search for Transducing Mechanisms Positional Information as a Regulator of Growth in the Imaginal Wing Disc of Drosophila melanogaster Physical and Pattern Continuity in the Insect Epidermis The Genetics of Pattern Formation Cell Communication and Pattern Formation in Insects Pheromones and Their Chemistry Insect Antifeedants from Plants Chemistry of Plant/Insect Interactions Neural Mechanisms Neuronal Guidance and Pathfinding in the Developing Sensory Nervous System of Insects Pheromone Communication in Moths Sensory Physiology and Behavior The Compound Eye Epithelial Physiology of Insect Sensilla Functional Organisation of Arthropod Neuroglia The Past and Future of Insect Muscles Pacemaker Neurones and Rhythmic Behavior Chemistry, Defense, and Survival: Case Studies and Selected T


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