Insect Biology in The Future

Insect Biology in The Future

VBW 80

1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Editor: Michael Locke
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141857

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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


    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 Topics

    The Future for Insecticides

    The Future of Tsetse Biology

    Science of a Pest: Research on the African Armyworm at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi

    The Scientific Papers of V. B. Wigglesworth from 1925 to 1979


Product details

  • No. of pages: 994
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141857

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Michael Locke

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