Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127514048, 9781483275598


1st Edition

Editors: A. S. M. Saleuddin Karl M. Wilbur
eBook ISBN: 9781483275598
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 1983
Page Count: 544
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The Mollusca, Volume 4: Physiology, Part 1, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in molluscan physiology. It is part of a multivolume treatise that covers the fields of biochemistry, physiology, neurobiology, reproduction and development, evolution, ecology, medical aspects, and structure. The Mollusca is intended to serve a range of disciplines: biological, biochemical, paleontological, and medical. As a source of information on the current status of molluscan research, it should prove useful to researchers of the Mollusca and other phyla, as well as to teachers and qualified graduate students. The book begins with a discussion of molluscan muscle cells and intercellular connections. Separate chapters follow on the neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction coupling in mollusks; the biochemical and structural aspects of molluscan muscle; molluscan locomotion; cellular mechanisms of periostracum formation; shell formation and repair; molluscan endocrinology; and physiological energetics of marine mollusks.

Table of Contents

Contributors General Preface Preface Dedication Contents of Other Volumes

  1. Cytology of Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction I. Tentative Multidimensional Classification of Muscle Cells II. Cytochemistry of Calcium Compartments III. Intercellular Connections IV. Cytochemistry and Neuromuscular Transmission References
  2. Neuromuscular Transmission and Excitation - Contraction Coupling in Molluscan Muscle I. Introduction and Perspective II. Neural Control of Muscle Function III. Excitation-Contraction Coupling References
  3. Biochemical and Structural Aspects of Molluscan Muscle I. Introduction II. Muscle Organization and Fiber Types III. The Thin Filament IV. The Thick Filament V. The Interaction between Actin and Myosin VI. Regulation VII. Conclusions and Perspectives References
  4. Locomotion in Molluscs I. Outline II. Crawling III. Burrowing IV. Boring V. Swimming VI. Energetics of Locomotion VII. Future Research References
  5. The Mode of Formation and the Structure of the Periostracum I. Introduction II. Periostracum Formation in Pulmonates III. Periostracum Formation in Bivalves IV. Histochemistry of the Mantle and the Periostracum Formation V. Influence of the Periostracum on Calcification VI. Future Research References
  6. Shell Formation I. Summary and Perspective II. Introduction III. The System of Shell Formation IV. Ion Uptake by the Organism V. Ion Movement across the Mantle VI. Carbonate and Carbonic Anhydrase VII. Control of Extrapallial Fluid pH VIII. Extrapallial Fluid: the Environment of CaCO3 Deposition IX. Crystal Formation X. Shell Construction XI. Organic Matrix and Shell Crystals XII. Endocrine Control of Shell Formation XIII. Energy of Shell Formation References
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