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 Preface Experimental Taxonomy: A Review of Some Techniques and Their Applications I. Introduction II. Chromatographie Methods III. Electrophoretic Methods IV. Serological Methods V. Future Prospects References 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 Addendum References Problems of Interpreting the Fine Structure of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Synapses I. Introduction II. Methods III. Observations IV. Discussion and Conclusions Addendum References 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 References 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


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