International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

International Review of General and Experimental Zoology

Volume 3

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editors: William J. L. Felts, Richard J Harrison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224824

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International Review of General and Experimental Zoology, Volume 3 reviews various topics related to general and experimental zoology, including the epigenetic mechanisms of patterns in the insect integument and the enteric plexus of mammals. The role of macrophages in the induction of the immune response and the metabolism of mammalian ova are also explored, together with the structure of gallbladder epithelium and cell types in the mammalian thyroid gland. Comprised of eight chapters, this volume first discusses the problem of supracellular pattern formation in the insect cuticle and its complexity and unknown nature, with emphasis on the cuticular patterns of the various zones of the cockroach antenna. The reader is then introduced to the enteric plexus of mammals and its components, along with the relationship of the innervation of the gut to the autonomic nervous system. Subsequent chapters focus on the role of macrophages in the induction of the immune response; metabolism of mammalian ova; structure of gallbladder epithelium; and the goblet cells, Paneth cells, and basal granular cells of the epithelium of the intestine. The book also considers cell types found in the mammalian thyroid gland before concluding with an assessment of the use of electron microscopy in elucidating the structure and function of the placenta. This monograph should prove useful to practicing zoologists and graduate and undergraduate students of zoology.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    On The Epigenetic Mechanisms of Patterns in the Insect Integument (A Reappraisal of Older Concepts)

    I. Introduction

    II. The Insect Cuticle as an Object for Study of Pattern Formation

    III. Cuticular Patterns of the Various Zones of the Cockroach Antenna

    IV. General Nature of the Mechanism Underlying the Production of Unequal Cuticular Patterns by the Cells of Segments

    V. The Zones of Intermediary Stages of Segment Formation

    VI. Is There a Principle of Compensation?

    VII. Spreading Fields

    VIII. Patterned Cell Proliferation Instrumental in Pattern Formation

    IX. Summary


    The Enteric Plexus of Mammals

    I. The Relationship of the Innervation of the Gut to the Autonomic Nervous System

    II. The Nerve Plexuses of the Gut

    III. The Components of the Enteric Plexus


    The Role of Macrophages in the Induction of the Immune Response

    I. Introduction

    II. What Is a "Macrophage"?

    III. The Distribution of Injected Antigens

    IV. The Fate of Ingested Antigens within the Macrophage

    V. Interaction Between Macrophages and Lymphocytes

    VI. The Nature of the Stimulus for Antibody Synthesis

    VII. Summary


    Metabolism of Mammalian

    I. Methodology

    II. Permeability and Absorptive Ability of Ova

    III. Respiration

    IV. Energy Sources During Development

    V. Summary


    The Structure of Gallbladder Epithelium

    I. Introduction

    II. Development

    III. Physiology of Gallbladder

    IV. The Structure of the Epithelium

    V. Dark Cells

    VI. Cell Infiltration

    VII. Cell Kinetics

    VIII. Conclusion


    The Goblet Cells, Paneth Cells, and Basal Granular Cells of the Epithelium of the Intestine

    I. Introduction

    II. The Glandular Cells of the Intestine

    III. The Paneth Cells

    IV. The Goblet Cells

    V. The Basal Granular Cells

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Cell Types in the Mammalian Thyroid Gland

    I. Introduction

    II. Light (Parafollicular) Cells

    III. Past History

    IV. Present History

    V. Electron Microscopy

    VI. Thyrocalcitonin

    VII. Species Differences

    VIII. Pathology

    IX. Conclusions


    Contributions of Electron Microscopy in Elucidating Placental Structure and Function

    I. Introduction

    II. Morphological Classification

    III. Placental Functions and Their Structural Manifestations

    IV. The Placenta as Compared to Definitive Organs

    V. Possible Lines of Future Research


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224824

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William J. L. Felts

Richard J Harrison

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