International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

Volume 1

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editors: William J. L. Felts, Richard J Harrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224800

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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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  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224800

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William J. L. Felts

Richard J Harrison

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