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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199788, 9781483224817

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: William J. L. Felts Richard J Harrison
eBook ISBN: 9781483224817
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 454
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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology, Volume 2 is a collection of world literature concerning developments in general and experimental zoology. This book is composed of six chapters, and begins with a survey of the biochemical and serological techniques and their application in experimental taxonomy. The succeeding chapters review the field of general and comparative endocrinology in lower vertebrates, as well as the problems of understanding the fine structure of the synaptic cleft of presumed chemically transmitting synapses. These topics are followed by discussions on structural and functional aspects of the avian lungs and air sacs; the metabolic aspect of heat transfer in biological systems; and the external energy transfer from the organism to the surrounding environment. The final chapter focuses on the experimental studies of neurocranium morphology and growth. This book will prove useful to zoologists and taxonomists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Experimental Taxonomy: A Review of Some Techniques and Their Applications

I. Introduction

II. Chromatographie Methods

III. Electrophoretic Methods

IV. Serological Methods

V. Future Prospects


Endocrine Glands in Lower Vertebrates

I. Introduction

II. Pancreatic Hormones

III. Thyroid

IV. Parathyroid Glands

V. Chromaffin Tissue

VI. Adrenal Cortex

VII. Male Gonadal Hormones

VIII. Female Gonadal Hormones

IX. The Adenohypophysis

X. The Hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal System

XI. The Neurohypophyse al Hormones

XII. Tissue Hormones

XIII. Conclusion



Problems of Interpreting the Fine Structure of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Synapses

I. Introduction

II. Methods

III. Observations

IV. Discussion and Conclusions



Structural and Functional Aspects of the Avian Lungs and Air Sacs

Part 1. The Functional Anatomy of the Lungs and Air Sacs

I. Introduction

II. The Lung

III. Bronchi

IV. Microscopic Structure of the Lung

V. Connective Tissue Septa

VI. The Air Sacs

VII. Pneumatic Bones

VIII. Connections of the Air Sacs to the Lungs

Part 2. Respiratory Mechanics

IX. The Capacities of the Lungs and Air Sacs

X. The Pleural Membranes

XI. The Mechanics of Respiratory Movements

XII. The Muscles of Breathing

XIII. The Distribution of Air between the Lungs and Air Sacs

XIV. The Movement of Air within the Lung

XV. The Mechanics of Breathing during Flight


Heat Transfer in Biological Systems

I. Introduction

II. Review of Fundamental Modes of Heat Transfer

III. General Heat Balance

IV. Thermophysical Properties of Biological Systems

V. Thermal Modeling of Biological Systems

VI. Further Applications of Thermal Modeling

VII. Summary


Experimental Investigations of Skull Morphology and Growth

I. Introduction

II. The Role of the Cranial Sutures

III. The Role of Surface Changes

IV. The Role of the Soft Tissues

V. The Role of Posture

VI. The Role of Inheritance

VII. Summary and Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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William J. L. Felts

Richard J Harrison

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