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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199771, 9781483224800

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editors: William J. L. Felts Richard J Harrison
eBook ISBN: 9781483224800
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 460
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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology, Volume 1 is a collection of world literature concerning developments in general and experimental zoology. This book is composed of 9 chapters, and begins with an overview of foraminiferal biology. Foraminifera are single-cell animals, which extrude granuloreticulose pseudopodia and construct monothalamous or polythalamous shells of an organic, arenaceous, or calcareous nature. The succeeding chapters explore the significance of life span in biting insects, and the optic and static components of equilibrium orientation in fish, as well as their evaluation in the central nervous system. These topics are followed by discussions on environment and reproduction in domesticated species; experimental, histochemical, and ultrastructural studies of mammalian pituitary function; and the reproductive biology of strepsirhine. The final chapters examine the phylogenesis of vertebrate mineralized tissues and the effect of chronic exposure to increased gravity on growth and form of animals. This book will prove useful to zoologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


The Biology of Foraminifera

I. Introduction

II. Forms with Tectinuous Shells

III. Forms with Arenaceous Shells

IV. Forms with Calcerous Shells

V. Cytoplasm

VI. Pseudopodia

VII. Physiology

VIII. Life Histories

IX. Concluding Remarks


The Study of Longevity in Biting Insects

I. Methods of Study

II. Longevity in Natural Populations

III. Significance of Longevity in Biting Flies


Equilibrium Orientation in Fish

I. Introduction

II. Optic Component

III. Static Component

IV. Relation to the Central Nervous System

V. Summary


Environment and Reproduction in Domesticated Species

I. Environment and Biology of Reproduction in Mammals

II. Environment and Biology of Reproduction in Birds

III. Environment and Physiological Mechanisms

IV. Suggested Further Research

V. Conclusions


The Evolution of the Long Flexor Muscles of the Leg and Foot

I. Introduction

II. The Primitive Mammalian Cruropedal Flexor Musculature

III. Evolutionary Modifications in the Cruropedal Flexor Muscles

IV. General Considerations


Experimental, Histochemical, and Ultrastructural Contributions to Our Understanding of Mammalian Pituitary Function

I. Introduction

II. The Pars Distalis

III. The Pars Intermedia and the Pars Tuberalis

IV. The Hypothalamoneurohypophyseal System

V. Other Methods of Study of the Pituitary

VI. General Conclusions


The Reproductive Biology of a Strepsirhine (Galago senegalensis senegalensis)

I. Introductory

II. Gross Anatomy of the Reproductive Organs

III. Cyclic Changes in the Reproductive Organs

IV. Embryonic Development

V. Implantation and Placentation

VI. Postnatal Oogenesis

VII. Discussion


The Phylogeny of Mineralized Tissues

I. Introduction

II. The General Theory of Biological Calcification

III. Phylogenetic Origin of Vertebrate Calcified Tissues

IV. Evolution of Bone Tissue

V. Evolution of Cartilage

VI. Evolution of Dental Tissues

VII. Evolution of Noncranial Dermal Bone and Superficial Ornamentation

VIII. Evolution of Homeostasis


Influence of Chronic Exposure to Increased Gravity upon Growth and Form of Animals

I. Introduction

II. Criteria for Growth

III. Changing Gravitational Field Intensity

IV. Results to Be Expected Directly from the Requirement for Strength and Energy

V. Adjustments in the Rate of Growth and Metabolism

VI. Summary


Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Author Index

Subject Index


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William J. L. Felts

Richard J Harrison

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