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Integument, Pigments, and Hormonal Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121064099, 9780323139229

Integument, Pigments, and Hormonal Processes

1st Edition

Volume 9: Integument, Pigments and Hormonal Processes

Series Volume Editor: Linda Mantel
Editor in Chief: Dorothy Bliss
eBook ISBN: 9780323139229
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1985
Page Count: 550
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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


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.


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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.

About the Editor in Chief

Dorothy Bliss

Affiliations and Expertise

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