Insect Endocrinology

Insect Endocrinology

1st Edition - July 26, 2011

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  • Editor: Lawrence Gilbert
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123847492
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123848512

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The publication of the extensive seven-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the most swiftly moving areas in entomological and comparative research is endocrinology, and this volume, Insect Endocrinology, is designed for those who desire a comprehensive yet concise work on important aspects of this topic. Because this area has moved quickly since the original publication, articles in this new volume are revised, highlighting developments in the related area since its original publication. Insect Endocrinology covers the mechanism of action of insect hormones during growth and metamorphosis as well as the role of insect hormones in reproduction, diapause and the regulation of metabolism. Contents include articles on the juvenile hormones, circadian organization of the endocrine system, ecdysteroid chemistry and biochemistry, as well as new chapters on insulin-like peptides and the peptide hormone Bursicon. This volume will be of great value to senior investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and advanced undergraduate research students. It can also be used as a reference for graduate courses and seminars on the topic. Chapters will also be valuable to the applied biologist or entomologist, providing the requisite understanding necessary for probing the more applied research areas.

Key Features

  • Articles selected by the known and respected editor-in-chief of the original major reference work, Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science
  • Newly revised contributions bring together the latest research in the quickly moving field of insect endocrinology
  • Review of the literature of the past five years is now included, as well as full use of data arising from the application of molecular technologies wherever appropriate

Table of Contents


    Lawrence I. Gilbert, editor

    1. Prothoracicotropic Hormone

    Wendy Smith and Robert Rybczynski

    2. Insulin-Like Peptides: Structure, Signaling and Function

    Yevgeniya Antonova, Anam J. Arik, Wendy Moore, Michael A. Riehle and Mark R. Brown

    3. Bursicon, a Neuropeptide Hormone That Controls Cuticle Tanning and Wing Expansion

    Qisheng Song

    4. Ecdysteroid Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Rene Lafont, J T Warren, and H Rees

    5. The Ecdysteroid Receptor

    Vincent Henrich

    6. Evolution of Nuclear Receptors in Insects

    François Bonneton and Vincent Laudet

    7. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Ecdysis

    Dusan Zitnan and Michael Adams

    8. The Juvenile Hormones

    Walter Goodman and Michel Cusson

    9. Hormones Controlling Homeostasis in Insects

    David Schooley, F.M. Hordyski and G. Coast

    10. Hormonal Control of Diapause

    David Denlinger, George D. Yocum and Joseph P. Rinehart

    11. Endocrine Control of Insect Polyphenism

    Klaus Hartfelder and Doug Emlen

    12. Pheromone Production: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Gary J. Blomquist, Russell Jurenka, Coby Schal and Claus Tittiger

Product details

  • No. of pages: 588
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: July 26, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123847492
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123848512

About the Editor

Lawrence Gilbert

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Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

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