International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editors: William J. L. Felts, Richard J Harrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224817

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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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  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224817

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William J. L. Felts

Richard J Harrison

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