Integument, Pigments, and Hormonal Processes

Integument, Pigments, and Hormonal Processes

Volume 9: Integument, Pigments and Hormonal Processes

1st Edition - March 28, 1985

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Dorothy Bliss
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139229

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The Biology of Crustacea is a comprehensive treatise, which should become the standard reference in its field. Incorporating the contributions of a distinguished international group of scientists, it encompasses the significant findings - including methods - in three general areas of crustacean research: systematics, morphology, evolution, and the fossil record; physiology, ecology, and behaviour; applied biology, including fisheries, mariculture, and pathology.The state-of-the-art presentations provide both background information and vital perspective. The complete set, and the individual volumes, will be of value to zoologists, marine biologists, fisheries biologists, physiologists, ecologists, environmentalists, endocrinologists, anatomists, neurobiologists, and paleontologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    General Preface

    General Acknowledgments

    Preface to Volume 9

    Acknowledgments to Volume 9

    Classification of the Decapoda

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    1. Dynamics of the Integument

    I. Introduction

    II. Histology and Fine Structure

    III. Molecular Structure

    IV. Determining the Stages of the Intermolt Cycle

    V. Functions of the Epidermis

    VI. The Tegumental Glands

    VII. The Egg Cuticle

    VIII. Summary and Conclusions


    2. Molting and Regeneration

    I. Introduction

    II. Stages of the Molt Cycle

    III. Terminal Anecdysis

    IV. "On" and "Off" Stimuli to Molting

    V. X-Organ Sinus Gland Complex

    VI. Y-Organs

    VII. Mandibular Organs

    VIII. Studies on Y-Organs and Mandibular Organs in Same Species

    IX. Cephalic Glands

    X. Titers of Ecdysteroids during Molt Cycle

    XI. Effects of Exogenous Ecdysteroids

    XII. Regeneration

    XIII. Multiple Limb Loss and Intensive Regeneration

    XIV. Multiple Limb Autotomy and Y-Organs

    XV. Conclusions and Questions


    3. Reproduction and Its Control

    I. Introduction

    II. Physiology of Reproduction

    III. Factors Influencing Reproduction

    IV. Conclusions


    4. Sexual Differentiation

    I. Introduction

    II. Segregation of the Germinal Line and Formation of the Genital Rudiments

    III. Morphological Sexual Differentiation in Malacostracans

    IV. Control of Sexual Differentiation in Malacostracans

    V. Hermaphroditism in Malacostracans

    VI. Conclusions


    5. Structural and Biological Aspects of Pigments

    I. Introduction

    II. Pigments with a Respiratory Function

    III. Pigments with a Chromatic Function

    IV. Pigments with a Visual Function

    V. Conclusions


    6. Pigmentary Effectors

    I. Introduction

    II. Chromatophores and Color Changes

    III. Retinal Screening Pigment Movements

    IV. Comparative Aspects

    V. Perspectives


    7. Biochemistry of Crustacean Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. General Methods for Characterizing and Purifying Crustacean Hormones

    III. Pigmentary Effector Hormones from the Eyestalk

    IV. Hyperglycemic Hormone (HGH)

    V. Hormones Involved in Molt

    VI. Gonadal and Gonadotropic Hormones

    VII. Pericardial Organ Hormone

    VIII. Neurodepressing Hormone (NDH)

    IX. Conclusions


    Systematic Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: March 28, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323139229

About the Editor in Chief

Dorothy Bliss

Affiliations and Expertise

The American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A.

About the Series Volume Editor

Linda Mantel

Affiliations and Expertise

City College of the City University of New York and The American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A.

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