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


General Preface



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


2. Neuromuscular Transmission and Excitation - Contraction Coupling in Molluscan Muscle

I. Introduction and Perspective

II. Neural Control of Muscle Function

III. Excitation-Contraction Coupling


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


4. Locomotion in Molluscs

I. Outline

II. Crawling

III. Burrowing

IV. Boring

V. Swimming

VI. Energetics of Locomotion

VII. Future Research


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


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


7. Shell Repair

I. Summary and Perspective

II. The Repair Process

III. Structure and Mineralogy of Repaired Shell

IV. Organic Matrix of Crystalline Layers

V. Histological and Histochemical Aspects of Shell Repair

VI. Crystal Initiation in Shell Repair

VII. Factors Controlling Shell Repair


8. Endocrinology

I. Introduction

II. Histology of Hormone-Producing Centers

III. Hormonal Control of Reproduction

IV. Control of Body and Shell Growth and Shell Regeneration

V. Control of Energy Metabolism

VI. Cardioactive Peptides

VII. Endocrine Control of Body Volume and Ionic Composition of the Hemolymph


9. Physiological Energetics of Marine Molluscs

I. Introduction

II. The Energetics of Populations

III. Energy Acquisition

IV. Energy Expenditure

V. Growth and Reproduction

VI. Synopsis




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A. S. M. Saleuddin

Karl M. Wilbur

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