Protozoa through Insecta

Protozoa through Insecta

1st Edition - December 11, 1987

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  • Editor: T Pandian
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Animal Energetics, Volume 1: Protozoa through Insecta provides information pertinent to bioenergetics, which is the study of energy transformation in living systems that can be studied at various levels of biological organization, including organismic, population, as well as molecular and cellular. This book discusses the various facets of animal energetics. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the wide spectrum of trophic types found within the free-living Protozoa. This text then discusses the substantial differences that occur in the growth, respiration, and overall feeding activities of sponges. Other chapters consider the evolution of symbioses in platyhelminths and rhynchocoelans, which provides an opportunity to understand the physiological adaptations that are favored in their life cycle. This book discusses as well the data on energetics of predators, pests, and parasitoids. The final chapter deals with the inherent difficulties encountered in the estimation of bioenergetics components. Nutritionists, biologists, physiologists, and ecologists will find this book useful.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors

    Preface

    1 Protozoa

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Egestion and Excretion

    IV. Growth

    V. Respiration

    VI. Budgets and Efficiencies

    VII. Conclusion

    References

    2 Porifera

    I. Introduction

    II. Obtaining Resources

    III. Resource Use

    IV. Energetic Budgets and Efficiencies

    V. Conclusions

    References

    3 Coelenterata

    I. Introduction

    II. Feeding Mechanisms

    III. Feeding Activators

    IV. Prey Types Used by Coelenterates

    V. Ingestion Rates

    VI. Digestion, Assimilation, and Transport

    VII. Excretion

    VIII. Dissolved Organic Material as a Source of Energy and Nutrients

    IX. Respiration

    X. Anaerobic Metabolism, Oxygen Debt, and Response to Hypoxia

    XI. Expansion and Contraction Behavior

    XII. The Role of Symbiotic Algae

    XIII. Uptake of Inorganic Nutrients from Seawater and Host Wastes by Symbiotic Algae

    XIV. Translocation and Utilization of Photosynthates

    XV. Photosynthesis, Primary Production, and Contributions to Coelenterate Energetics

    XVI. Growth Rates

    References

    4 Platyhelminthes and Rhynocoela, with Special Reference to the Triclad Turbellarians

    I. Introduction

    II. Acquisition of Energy

    III. Utilization of Energy

    IV. Discussion

    References

    5 Rotifera

    I. Introduction

    II. Life History

    III. Ingestion and General Feeding Biology

    IV. Locomotion and the Cost of Swimming

    V. Respiration, Water Regulation, and Excretion

    VI. Polymorphism and Rotifer Energetics

    VII. Growth and Production

    VIII. Chemostat Study of Rotifer Energetics

    IX. Energy Budgets and Energetic Efficiencies

    X. Conclusions

    References

    6 Nematoda

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Digestion, Assimilation, and Defecation

    IV. Cellular Energy Metabolism and Respiration

    V. Excretion

    VI. Production

    VII. Energy Budgets and Conversion Efficiencies

    VIII. Adaptive Characteristics

    IX. The Functional Role of Nematodes in Benthic Ecosystems

    References

    7 Polychaeta

    I. Introduction

    II. Consumption

    III. Digestion

    IV. Production

    V. Metabolism

    VI . Ecological Efficiencies

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    Bibliography

    8 The Other Annelids

    I. Introduction

    II. Consumption

    III. Egestion

    IV. Production

    V. Metabolism

    VI. Modeling and Ecological Efficiencies

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    9 Crustacea

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Production (Growth and Reproduction)

    IV. Respiration

    V. Egestion

    VI . Excretion, Exuviae, and Leakage

    VII. Energy Budgets

    VIII. Summary

    References

    10 Insecta

    I. Introduction

    II. Ingestion

    III. Egestion and Assimilation

    IV. Respiration

    V. Growth

    VI. Budget and Balance

    VII. Conclusions

    References

    Index to Volumes 1 and 2

Product details

  • No. of pages: 538
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: December 11, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146739

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