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Invertebrate Tissue Culture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127099026, 9781483266923

Invertebrate Tissue Culture

1st Edition

Volume II

Editor: C Vago
eBook ISBN: 9781483266923
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 430
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Invertebrate Tissue Culture, Volume II presents the organ cultures of various invertebrates. This book discusses the use of cell and organ cultures in genetics, physiology, and pathology.

Organized into three parts encompassing 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the factors necessary for the normal development of embryonic or imaginal rudiments. This text then examines the organ culture technique, which is a means of studying the correlations that may exist between various organs as they can be made to act on one another in the same medium independently of any other factor. Other chapters consider a detailed analysis of the utilization of organ culture in pathology. This book discusses as well the three major successive aspects of mollusk organ cultures. The final chapter provides information on cell lines from 35 species of insects from various orders and from one species of mollusk.

This book is a valuable resource for biologists, pathologists, and physiologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume I

I. Organ Cultures

1 Organ Culture of Insects

I. Introduction

II. Historical Survey

III. Results and Discussion

IV. Conclusions


2 The Organotypic Culture of Invertebrates Other than Insects

I. Introduction

II. Review of Organ Culture in the Various Phyla

III. General Results and Discussion

IV. Conclusions


3 In Vitro Development of Insect Embryos

I. Introduction

II. Historical Survey of Embryo Culture in Insects

III. Embryo Culture in the Silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

IV. Application of Embryo Culture


II. Use of Invertebrate Tissue Cultures

4 Invertebrate Cell Culture in Genetic Research

I. Introduction

II. Genetic Problems

III. Culturing Insect Cells and Tissues

IV. Genetic Problems Studied by Means of Tissue Culture

V. General Conclusions and Perspectives


5 Invertebrate Organ Culture in Hormonal Research

I. Introduction

II. Endocrine Factors and Morphogenesis in Post-embryonic Development and Regeneration

III. Endocrine Factors and Sexuality

IV. Summary


6 Physiology of the Explanted Dorsal Vessel of Insects

I. Introduction

II. Morphological Recapitulation and Experimental Techniques

III. Study of the Contraction Wave

IV. Influence of Various Physical Factors and of Mineral Ions

V. Influence of Organic Substances

VI. General Conclusion


7 Invertebrate Cell and Organ Culture in Invertebrate Pathology

I. Introduction

II. Tissue and Organ Cultures Used

III. Infection

IV. Study of the Development of Pathogens in Cultures

V. Development of Invertebrate Viruses

VI. Development of Invertebrate Rickettsiae

VII. Development of Protozoa

VIII. Development of Mycoplasmata

IX. Immunological Studies

X. Cellular Reactions


8 Use of Invertebrate Cell Culture for Study of Animal Viruses and Rickettsiae

I. Introduction

II. Use of Surviving Organs and Tissues in Vitro for the Multiplication of Viruses and Rickettsiae

III. Use of Primary Cell Cultures for the Multiplication of Viruses and Rickettsiae

IV. Use of Stable Cell Lines for the Multiplication of Viruses


9 Use of Invertebrate Tissue Culture for the Study of Plasmodia

I. The Rationale of Cultivating the Insect Phase of Malaria Parasites

II. Problems Encountered in Insect Tissue Culture of Plasmodia

III. Special Techniques

IV. Results

V. Future Studies of Plasmodia Using Invertebrate Tissue Culture


10 Use of Invertebrate Cell Culture for the Study of Plant Viruses

I. Introduction

II. Methods for Culturing Leafhopper Tissues

III. Culturing Cells Carrying Viruses

IV. Inoculation of Cultured Vector Cells with Plant Viruses

V. Conclusion


III. Cell Lines

11 A Catalog of Invertebrate Cell Lines

I. Introduction

II. Chronological List of Cell Lines

III. Characteristics of Cell Lines

IV. Culture Media Used for Cell Lines


Author Index

Subject Index


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