Secure CheckoutPersonal information is secured with SSL technology.
Free ShippingFree global shipping
No minimum order.
The Mollusca, Volume 1: Metabolic Biochemistry and Molecular Biomechanics provides information pertinent to the advances in the traditional areas of biochemistry and in other developed areas that have become a part of molluskan biochemistry. This book discusses the developments in the various aspects of molecular biomechanics and environmental biochemistry.
Organized into 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the phylum Mollusca. This text then provides information about the general features of the main classes and their evolution, the anatomical organization of mollusks, and a classification of the primary taxonomic groups of mollusks. Other chapters consider the functional mechanical properties of two protein rubbers found in molluskan connective tissues. This book discusses as well the mechanical properties of molluskan mucins. The final chapter deals with the significance of quinone tanning in mollusks.
This book is a valuable resource for researchers of the Mollusca and other phyla, as well as to teachers and qualified graduate students. Biochemists and physiologists will also find this book useful.
Contents of Other Volumes
1. Structural Organization, Adaptive Radiation, and Classification of Molluscs
II. The Ancestral Mollusc
III. General Features of the Major Classes
IV. The Minor Classes
V. Molluscan Organization
VI. Evolution and Adaptive Radiation Among the Major Classes
VII. Molluscan Phylogeny
2. Metabolic and Enzyme Regulation during Rest-to-Work Transition: A Mammal versus Mollusc Comparison
II. Fundamental Strategies
III. Muscle Work and Contribution to Metabolism
IV. Phosphagen-Based High-Intensity Muscle Exercise
V. Elevated Glycogen Stores and Elevated Enzyme Levels in Anaerobic Muscles
VI. Fermentation and Acidification
VII. Elevated Oxidative Capacity in Red and Intermediate Muscles
VIII. Sites of Specialization for Anaerobic Work
IX. Sites of Specialization for Aerobic Work
3. Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cephalopod Molluscs
I. An Overview of the Design of Cephalopod Mantle Muscle
II. Metabolic Fuel Sources
III. Carbohydrate Catabolism and Aerobic Muscle Work
IV. Carbohydrate Catabolism and Anaerobic Muscle Work
4. Carbohydrate Catabolism in Bivalves
II. Pathways of Carbohydrate Catabolism
III. Integration of Anaerobic Carbohydrate Metabolism
IV. Estimation of Metabolic Rates by Direct Calorimetry and Biochemical Analysis
V. Recovery from Periods of Extremes of Metabolic Rates
VI. Regulation of the Carbon Flux and the Direction of the Flow
5. Carbohydrate Metabolism of Gastropods
III. Uptake, Storage, and Utilization
6. Amino Acid Metabolism in Molluscs
II. Ammonia Formation and Fixation
IV. Biosynthesis and Catabolism
V. Amino Acid Transport
VI. Free Amino Acid Levels in Tissues and Hemolymph
VII. Nitrogen Loss and Excretion
7. Lipids: Their Distribution and Metabolism
II. Distribution of Lipids
III. Metabolism of Lipids
8. Molluscan Collagen and its Mechanical Organization in Squid Mantle
II. Chemistry and Structure of Collagen
III. Mechanical Properties of Squid Mantle Collagen
IV. Mechanical Organization of the Collagen in Squid Mantle
9. Molecular Biomechanics of Protein Rubbers in Molluscs
II. Distribution and Morphology
III. Chemical Structure
V. Functional Mechanical Properties
10. Molecular Biomechanics of Molluscan Mucous Secretions
II. Chemical Composition
III. Macromolecular Structure and Physical Properties—Theory
IV. Mechanical Properties of Molluscan Mucins
V. A Model for Mucus Structure
11. Quinone-Tanned Scleroproteins
IV. The Meaning of Quinone Tanning
V. Concluding Remarks
- No. of pages:
- © Academic Press 1983
- 28th July 1983
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
Elsevier.com visitor survey
We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier.com.
We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit.
If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.
Thanks in advance for your time.