Symbiosis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227580, 9781483275925


1st Edition

Associations of Invertebrates, Birds, Ruminants, and Other Biota

Editors: S. Mark Henry
eBook ISBN: 9781483275925
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 462
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Symbiosis, Volume II: Associations of Invertebrates, Birds, Ruminants, and Other Biota focuses on associations involving insects, birds, and terrestrial vertebrates, as well as ectosymbiosis and endosymbiosis. The selection first offers information on insects and their endosymbionts and insect ectosymbiosis. Discussions focus on distribution of endosymbioses in insects; behavior of symbionts during embryogeny; physiological problems of insect symbioses; and miscellaneous insect symbioses. The manuscript also elaborates on ectosymbiosis in wood-inhabiting insects and aquatic insects.
The book takes a look at avian symbiosis and intestinal microorganisms of ruminants and other vertebrates, as well as areas in which symbiosis affects birds and biochemical processes in the lower part of the alimentary tract of ruminants and in nonruminants.
The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the relationships of insects, birds, and terrestrial vertebrates.

Table of Contents


Dedication to Paul Buchner

List of Contributors


Contents of Volume I

Chapter 1. Insects and their Endosymbionts

I. Introduction

II. Distribution of Endosymbioses in Insects

III. Localization of Symbionts in the Insect Body

IV. Transmission of Symbionts to the Offspring

V. Behavior of Symbionts during Embryogeny

VI. How Old Are Insect Symbioses?

VII. Loss of Symbionts during Individual Life

VIII. Physiological Problems of Insect Symbioses


Chapter 2. Insect Ectosymbiosis

I. Introduction

II. Classic Cases

III. Miscellaneous Insect Symbioses


Chapter 3. Ectosymbiosis in Wood-Inhabiting Insects

I. Introduction

II. Ambrosia Beetles, Pinhole Borers

III. Bark-Feeding Bark Beetles

IV. Symbiosis in Lymexylidae

V. Symbiosis in Siricidae and Xiphydriidae


Chapter 4. Ectosymbiosis in Aquatic Insects

I. Interspecific Relations in Aquatic Insects

II. Aquatic Animals Inhabiting Aquatic Insects

III. Aquatic Insects Inhabiting Other Aquatic Animals

IV. Aquatic Insects Associated with Other Aquatic Insects

V. Evolution and Biological Significance of Ectosymbiosis in Aquatic Insects


Chapter 5. Avian Symbiosis

I. The Areas in Which Symbiosis Affects Birds

II. The Degrees of Symbiotic Relationships Involved


Chapter 6. Intestinal Microorganisms of Ruminants and Other Vertebrates

I. General

II. Biochemical Processes in the Rumen

III. Biochemical Processes in the Lower Part of the Alimentary Tract of Ruminants and in Nonruminants

IV. Conclusion


Author Index

Subject Index


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 1967
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

S. Mark Henry

Ratings and Reviews