Insect Photoperiodism - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780120843800, 9780323161787

Insect Photoperiodism

2nd Edition

Editors: Stanley D. Beck
eBook ISBN: 9780323161787
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1980
Page Count: 398
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Insect Photoperiodism reviews the many aspects of photoperiodism, particularly in insects, emphasizing the concepts that serve to place the subject in a meaningful relationship to the whole of modern biology. Photoperiodism is the study of the adaptive mechanisms by which living systems exploit this source of temporal information. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins by discussing the relationships between an endogenous behavioral rhythm and the exogenous photoperiod. Aside from behavioral activities, it also shows that some observable developmental events tend to occur at species-typical times of the day and to be photoperiodically regulated. Notably, photoperiod may exert either or both of two regulatory effects on insect development: growth rate effects or polymorphism. Furthermore, the characteristics of some of the principal physiological rhythms that have been studied; role of photoperiod in the control of diapauses; and the circadian functions and theoretical nature of biological clock are explored in this book.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1 Introduction to Photoperiodism Photoperiod as a Geophysical Pattern Introduction to Insect Photoperiodism Chapter 2 Behavioral Photoperiodism Photoperiodic Entrainment of Locomotor Rhythms 1 Photoperiodic Entrainment of Feeding Behavior Photoperiodic Entrainment of Mating Behavior Photoperiodic Entrainment of Oviposition Survey of Photoperiodic Entrainment of Behavioral Rhythms Chapter 3 Photoperiodism and Developmental Events Fortuitous and Gated Synchrony Adult Emergence Rhythms Egg Eclosion Rhythms Rhythms of Pupation Rhythmic Larval Ecdysis Survey of Developmental Event Rhythms Chapter 4 Physiological Rhythms Metabolic Periodism Developmental Processes Central Nervous and Sensory Systems Neurosecretory and Endocrine Systems Chapter 5 Growth and Polymorphism General Physiology of Insect Growth Effects of Photoperiod on Growth Rates Effects of Photoperiod on Pigmentation and Body Form Photoperiod and Aphid Polymorphism Chapter 6 Photoperiodism and Diapause Photoperiodic Induction of Diapause Diapause Development Summation of Photoperiodic Effects Diapause and Seasonal Changes in Daylengths Chapter 7 Survey of Photoperiodically Controlled Diapause Embryonic Diapause Larval and Nymphal Diapause Pupal Diapause Imaginal Diapause Chapter 8 Circadian Rhythms and Biological Time Measurement Characteristics of Circadian Rhythms Temperature Compensation of Circadian Rhythms Continuous Operation of the Biological Clock Entrainment and Phase Regulation Chapter 9 Biological Clocks in Developmental Periodism General Biological Clock Theories Biological Characteristics of Time Measurement Chapter 10 The Dual System Theory of the Biological Clock Characteristics of the Dual System Theory Applications


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