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Spider Physiology and Behaviour - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123876683, 9780123877017

Spider Physiology and Behaviour, Volume 40

1st Edition


Serial Volume Editor: Jerome Casas
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123876683
eBook ISBN: 9780123877017
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th October 2011
Page Count: 240
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Venom Composition and Strategies in Spiders: Is Everything Possible?

1 Introduction

2 Methods and datasets

3 Results: spider venom composition and modes of action

4 Discussion

Spider Nutrition: An Integrative Perspective

1 Introduction

2 Important aspects of spider physiology

3 The food of spiders in nature

4 Nutrition and spider performance

5 Conclusions: Integration and connections

Endosymbiont Infections in Spiders

1 Identification of maternally transmitted endosymbiotic bacteria in spiders

2 Modes of endosymbiont inheritance in spiders and other arachnids

3 Bacterial phenotypes in spiders

4 Effects of endosymbiont infections on spider behaviour

5 Evolutionary relationships between endosymbionts and their spider hosts

6 Are spiders special? Identification of novel bacterial strains in spiders

7 Endosymbiont infections and the evolution of sexually selected traits: spiders as useful model systems

Grade Changes in Brain–Body Allometry: Morphological and Behavioural Correlates of Brain Size in Miniature Spiders, Insects and Other Invertebrates

1 Problems of absolute and relative brain size in small animals

2 Aims of this review

3 Generality of the miniaturization problem

4 Possible solutions to miniaturization problems

5 Predictions derived from possible solutions to the miniaturization problem

6 Data testing the predictions

7 Discussion

Combined Index of Volumes 40 and 41


This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behaviour. The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.

Key Features

  • Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
  • Discusses Arachnid physiology and behavior
  • Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines


Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Jerome Casas

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, France