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Physiology of Echinoderms is an 11-chapter book that begins by elucidating the feeding, digestion, and excretion of specific echinoderms. The critical role of amoebocytes in the excretion process involved in these organisms is also explained. This book also describes several aspects of importance to these organisms, including salinity tolerance, osmoregulation, ionic regulation, chemical composition, neural control of locomotion, biochemical affinities, toxins, and immunology. The organisms' physiology in sensory, water vascular system, respiratory system, spawning, neurosecretion, nerves, and muscles are also explained.
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Chapter 1. Feeding and Digestion
2. Excretion and the Role of Amoebocytes
3. Salinity Tolerance and Osmoregulation
4. Ionic Regulation and Chemical Composition
5. Biochemical Affinities
6. Toxins and Immunology
7. Sensory Physiology
1. Sensory Physiology—Gravity, Righting Reaction and Response to Stimuli
2. Sensory Physiology—Chemical, Thermal and Photic Stimuli
8. Physiology of the Water Vascular System and the Neural Control of Locomotion
9. Physiology of Respiration
10. Physiology of Spawning and Neurosecretion
11. Physiology of Nerves and Muscles
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- © Pergamon 1972
- 1st January 1972
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