The Biology of Crustacea - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121064037, 9780323139052

The Biology of Crustacea

1st Edition

Volume 3: Neurobiology, Structure and Function

Authors: Author Unknown
eBook ISBN: 9780323139052
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1982
Page Count: 479
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The Biology of Crustacea, Volume 3: Neurobiology: Structure and Function focuses on fundamental aspects of crustacean neurobiology, from the organization of the central nervous system (CNS) and neuromuscular systems to synapses and neurotransmitters, nerve and muscle, hormones and neurosecretion, photoreception, chemoreception and thermoreception, and mechanoreception. It also looks at systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, embryology, genetics, ecology, behavior, pathobiology, comparative morphology, growth, and sex determination of crustaceans. Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the crustacean CNS, with emphasis on neural organization of the brain as well as neural organization in the optic lobes and in the thoracic and abdominal ganglia. It then discusses the organization and components of neuromuscular systems, mechanisms of release of neurotransmitters at synapses, morphology and excitation-contraction coupling in muscle, and development of nerve, muscle, neuromuscular synapses, and neural circuits. It explains the neural control of neurosecretion in crustaceans, anatomy of photoreceptors and accessory structures in the compound eye, and chemosensory organization. The book concludes with a chapter on crustacean mechanoreceptors and their evolution. This book will be of interest to zoologists, paleontologists, ecologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, morphologists, pathologists, biologists, and other scientists engaged in basic or applied research on various aspects of crustacean biology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors General Preface General Acknowledgments Preface to Volume 3 Contents of Volumes 1-2, 4 1 Organization of the Central Nervous System I. Introduction II. Neural Organization of the Brain III. Neural Organization in the Optic Lobes IV. Neural Organization in the Thoracic and Abdominal Ganglia References 2 Organization of Neuromuscular Systems I. Introduction II. Components of Neuromuscular Systems III. Survey of Neuromuscular Organization IV. General Principles References 3 Synapses and Neurotransmitters I. Introduction II. General Features of Synapses and Neurotransmitters III. Structural Features of Synapses IV. Synaptic Action V. Transmitter Substances and Receptors VI. Neurohormones VII. Mechanisms of Release VIII. Conclusion References 4 Muscle I. Introduction II. Morphology III. Electrical Properties IV. Excitation-Contraction Coupling V. Mechanical Properties VI. Perspectives References 5 Development of Nerve, Muscle, and Synapse I. Introduction II. Development of Nerve III. Development of Muscle IV. Development of Neuromuscular Synapses V. Development of Neural Circuits VI. Conclusions and Prospects References 6 Hormones and Neurosecretion I. Introduction II. The Sinus Gland System III. Pericardial Organs (PO) IV. Post-Commissural Organs (PCO) V. Neural Control of Neurosecretion VI. Conclusions References 7 Photoreception I. Introduction II. Anatomy of Barnacle Ocelli III. Anatomy of Photoreceptors and Accessory Structures in the Compound Eye IV. Photoreceptor Optics V. Visual Pigments of the Rhabdom VI. Electrical Responses of Photoreceptors VII. Breakdown and Resynthesis of Photoreceptive Membrane VIII. Developmen


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