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Survey of Biological Progress - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483200026, 9781483225050

Survey of Biological Progress

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editor: Bentley Glass
eBook ISBN: 9781483225050
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1957
Page Count: 346
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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.

Table of Contents

Embryological Concepts in the Twentieth Century

I. Introduction

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

I. Introduction

II. Taxonomy and Classification

III. Two Centuries of Floras

IV. The Tools of Systematic Botany

V. Anatomy

VI. Pollen Morphology

VII. Seed Morphology

VIII. Embryology

IX. Paleobotany

X. Parasitism

XI. Biochemistry

XII. Cytogenetics

XIII. Cytology

XIV. Genetics

XV. The Genus Layia

XVI. Apomixis

XVII. Hybrid Complexes

XVIII. Conclusion


Some General Problems of Chromosomal Evolution and Speciation in Animals

I. Introduction

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

I. Introduction

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

VII. Conclusion


On the Mechanisms of Action of Hormones on Cells

I. Introduction

II. Insulin

III. Adrenaline

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

V. Conclusion


Author Index

Subject Index


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