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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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 Ne


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