Physiology of Mollusca - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232416, 9781483275840

Physiology of Mollusca

1st Edition

Volume I

Editors: Karl M. Wilbur C. M. Yonge
eBook ISBN: 9781483275840
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 488
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Description

Physiology of Mollusca, Volume I focuses on the physiology of mollusks, as well as respiration, reproduction, embryogenesis, gastrulation, and shell formation and regeneration. The selection first offers information on the classification and structure of the Mollusca and the physiological aspects of the ecology of intertidal mollusks. Topics include respiration and excretion of shore mollusks, physiological variations in intertidal mollusks, Amphineura and Monoplacophora, Cephalopoda, Scaphopoda, and Gastropoda. The publication then evaluates the physiological aspects of ecology in nonmarine mollusks and reproduction of mollusks.
The book touches on the development of mollusks and the culture of marine bivalve larvae. Discussions focus on gastrulation, embryogenesis, cleavage, and culture under laboratory conditions and in ponds and outdoor tanks. The manuscript then explains shell formation and regeneration, osmotic and ionic regulation, and muscle and neuromuscular physiology.
The selection is highly recommended for readers interested in the physiology of mollusks.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributors

Preface

Contents of Volume II

Classification and Structure of the Molluscs

Part 1 Classification

Part 2 Basic Anatomy

I Primitive Mollusca

II Gastropoda

III Amphineura and Monoplacophora

IV Scaphopoda

V Bivalvia

VI Cephalopoda

References

Physiological Aspects of the Ecology of Intertidal Molluscs

I The Distribution of Molluscs on the Shore

II The Attainment and Maintenance of Position on the Shore by Molluscs

III Respiration and Excretion of Shore Molluscs

IV Physiological Variations in Intertidal Molluscs

References

Physiological Aspects of Ecology in Nonmarine Molluscs

I Introduction

II Estuarine Molluscs

III Fresh-Water Molluscs

IV Land Molluscs

References

Reproduction

I Reproductive Methods

II The Gametes

III The Union of the Gametes

IV Oviposition

References

Development

I Maturation and Fertilization

II Cleavage

III Gastrulation

IV Embryogenesis

References

The Culture of Marine Bivalve Larvae

I Introduction

II Culture in Ponds and Outdoor Tanks

III Culture under Laboratory Conditions

References

Growth

I Representation of Growth Data

II Methods of Growth Measurement

III Age and Growth

IV Environmental Conditions

V Variability and Abnormalities of Growth

References

Shell Formation and Regeneration

I Shell Formation

II Shell Regeneration

References

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation

I Introduction

II Osmotic Equilibrium

III Osmotic Regulation

IV Osmotic and Ionic Relations in Tissues

V General and Comparative Considerations

VI Summary and Conclusions

References

Muscle and Neuromuscular Physiology

I Introduction

II Histology of Muscle

III Innervation

IV Physical Properties

V Neuromuscular Transmission

VI Nervous Control in the Intact Animal

VII The "Catch-Mechanism" Hypothesis

VIII Pharmacology

References

Special Effectors: Luminous Organs, Chromatophores, Pigments, and Poison Glands

I Introduction

II Chromatophores

III Pigment-Secreting Glands

IV Luminous Organs

V Poison Glands

VI Cnidal Sacs of Aeolids

References

Locomotion

I Introduction

II Chitons and Gastropods

III Bivalvia

IV Scaphopoda

V Cephalopoda

References

The Buoyancy of Marine Molluscs

I Gelatinous Animals

II Molluscs Which Float on the Surface of the Sea

III The Cranchiidae

IV Cephalopods with Gas-Filled Buoyancy Chambers

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Systematic Index


Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1964
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483275840

About the Editor

Karl M. Wilbur

C. M. Yonge