Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects

2nd Edition - August 30, 2007

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  • Authors: Marc Klowden, Marc Klowden
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080551159

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As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The 2nd edition of this standard text for insect physiology courses and entomologists provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the role of insect molecular biology, nueroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects.

Key Features

  • Full update of a widely used text for students and researchers in entomology and zoology
  • Includes recent research that uses molecular techniques to uncover physiological mechanisms
  • Includes a glossary of physiological terms
  • New, extended section on locomotive systems
  • Provides abundant figures derived from scientific reports


Entomologists, evolutionary biologists and geneticists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Endocrine Systems
    2. Integumentary Systems
    3. Developmental Systems
    4. Reproductive Systems
    5. Behavioral Systems
    6. Metabolic Systems
    7. Circulatory Systems
    8. Excretory Systems
    9. Respiratory Systems
    10. Locomotor Systems
    11. Nervous Systems
    12. Communication Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 688
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: August 30, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080551159

About the Authors

Marc Klowden

Marc Klowden is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho. He has been with the university as a professor since 1988. He received his Ph.D. in Biological and Experimental Pathology from the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Klowden has authored all editions to-date of Physiological Systems in Insects, published by Elsevier, and has contributed to nearly 100 journal publications. His areas of expertise include entomology, insect physiology, mosquito behavior and reproduction. Dr. Klowden currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vector Ecology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Entomology, University of Idaho, Moscow ID, USA

Marc Klowden

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Idaho, Moscow, U.S.A.

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