International Review of General and Experimental Zoology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123681041, 9781483218434

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

1st Edition

Volume 4

Editors: William J. L. Felts Richard J Harrison
eBook ISBN: 9781483218434
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 404
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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology, Volume 4 discusses the epibranchial organs in lower teleostean fishes, an example of structural adaptation; the aging and regression in the colonial marine hydroid Campanularia flexuosa, with special reference to senescence in hydroids; and the structure and characteristics of avian egg shells. The text also describes tissue mast cell and wound healing; the quantitative aspects of neurohistology; and the concept of the rods and cones approach. The strong relationships between the feeding behavior of marine organisms and biological conditions expressed in evolutionary terms are also considered. Zoologists, physiologists, biochemists, and people involved in the study of fish and wildlife services will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Epibranchial Organs in Lower Teleostean Fishes—An Example of Structural Adaptation

I. Introduction

II. Distribution of Epibranchial Organs

III. Position of Epibranchial Organs within the Fish

IV. Accessory Elements

V. Morphology

VI. Histology and Innervation

VII. Ontogeny

VIII. Food Contents

IX. Function

X. Phylogeny

XI. Summary


Aging and Regression in the Colonial Marine Hydroid Campanularia flexuosa with Special Reference to Senescence in Hydroids

I. Introduction

II. Development of Campanularia Hydranth Morphology

III. Nature of Hydranth Regression

IV. Comparison of Calyptoblastic (Thecate) and Gymnoblastic (Athecate) Hydroid Aging Phenomena

V. Control of Hydranth Aging

VI. Perspective


Avian Egg Shells: Their Structure and Characteristics

I. Introduction

II. Nomenclature

III. Structure

IV. Chemical Composition

V. Pores and Porosity

VI. Pigmentation

VII. Thickness

VIII. Strength

IX. Incubation

X. Abnormalities

XI. Conclusions


The Tissue Mast Cell and Wound Healing

I. Introduction

II. Definition of a Tissue Mast Cell

III. Historical Review

IV. Morphology of the Tissue Mast Cell

V. Distribution

VI. Functions of the Tissue Mast Cell

VII. Previous Experimental Methods and Observations on Mast Cells and Wound Healing

VIII. Discussion

IX. Conclusion


Quantitative Aspects of Neurohistology

I. Introduction

II. Methods

III. Observations on Adult Animals

IV. Changes during Development

V. Postembryonic Changes

VI. Quantitative Aspects of Nerve Regeneration

VII. Concluding Remarks



Rods and Cones—A New Approach

I. Introduction

II. Materials and Methods

III. Historical Survey

IV. Receptors and Duplicity Theory

V. Anomalous Receptors

VI. The Components of the Photoreceptor

VII. The "One-to-One" Theory and The Silver Methods

VIII. Photomechanical Movement

IX. Staining, Histochemical, and Physical Differences

X. New Classification and Discussion


Energetics and Feeding in Shallow Marine Waters

I. Introduction

II. Primary Producers, Standing Crop, and Primary Production

III. Producers at Higher Levels

IV. Food Niches and Species Diversity

V. Feeding Interactions in Shallow Waters

VI. Summary and Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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