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Survey of Biological Progress, Volume III explores the principles common to all biological areas that undergo major developments and modifications, including the embryo, botany, chromosome, insect behavior, hormones, and respiration.
This volume is composed of six chapters, and begins with a presentation of the embryological concepts and the cellular components of the embryo. The next chapter deals with the trends in systematic botany of the vascular plants. Some of these trends apply equally well to nonvascular plants, as demonstrated by an upsurge of cytotaxonomic studies in the bryophytes, and the use of new techniques of importance to the systematist in such groups as the bacteria. These topics are followed by discussion on the cytologically detectable difference between the chromosome sets of related species, whether involving a difference in chromosome number or merely a change in the relative sequence of parts within a chromosome, as a cytotaxonomic difference. The remaining chapters describe the host-parasite interactions, the behavior of chemical trail-following and orientation to airborne odors of insects, the mechanism of action of hormones on cells, and the regulation of respiration rate. This book will be of value to undergraduate biology students.
Embryological Concepts in the Twentieth Century
II. The Whole Embryo
III. The Embryo as Constructed of Germ Layers
IV. The Embryo as Constructed of Cells
V. Some Concluding Fancies
Trends in Systematic Botany
II. Taxonomy and Classification
III. Two Centuries of Floras
IV. The Tools of Systematic Botany
VI. Pollen Morphology
VII. Seed Morphology
XV. The Genus Layia
XVII. Hybrid Complexes
Some General Problems of Chromosomal Evolution and Speciation in Animals
II. Cytotaxonomy and Population Genetics
III. Chromosome Structure and Rearrangements
IV. Evolutionary Increases and Decreases in Chromosome Number
V. Fusions of Sex Chromosomes
VI. Chromosomal Polymorphism and Speciation
Chemoreception and the Behavior of Insects
II. Host-Finding and Recognition by Parasitoid Insects
III. Chemical Trail-Following
IV. Orientation by Flying Insects
V. Mating Behavior: Drosophila
VI. Mating Behavior: Cockroaches
On the Mechanisms of Action of Hormones on Cells
IV. Thyroid Hormones
V. Estrogens and Progesterone
VI. General Considerations
Respiration and Cellular Work and the Regulation of the Respiration Rate in Plants
I. The Regulation of Respiratory Rate
II. Regulation of Respiration Rate in Plant Tissues
III. Physiological Aspects of Rate Regulation
IV. The Climacteric
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- © Academic Press 1957
- 1st January 1957
- Academic Press
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