Description

The Mollusca, Volume 5: Physiology, Part 2 focuses on the biochemistry and physiology of mollusks. The selection first elaborates on the feeding biology of gastropods and feeding and digestion in Bivalvia and cephalopods. Discussions focus on feeding, digestion, feeding and digestive rhythms, feeding behavior, ontogeny of gastropod feeding biology, and feeding mechanisms. The text then examines the circulatory systems of gastropods and bivalves and circulation in cephalopods, including blood vessels and extracellular space, chemical control of the circulation, fluid mechanics of the circulation, and nature and anatomy of the circulatory system. The text takes a look at ionic regulation and water balance, excretion, and molluscan immunobiology. Topics include internal defenses of gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods, and Polyplacophorans, Monoplacophora, Cephalopoda, and Scaphopoda. The selection is a vital reference for researchers interested in the biochemistry and physiology of mollusks.

Table of Contents

Contributors. General Preface. Preface. Dedication. Contents of Other Volumes. Feeding Biology of Gastropods, A.J. Kohn. Feeding and Digestion in Bivalvia, B. Morton. Feeding and Digestion in Cephalopods, E. Boucaud-Camou and R. Boucher-Rodoni. Circulatory Systems of Gastropods and Bivalves, H.D. Jones. Circulation in Cephalopods, M.J. Wells. Ionic Regulation and Water Balance, R.F. Burton. Excretion, A.W. Martin. Molluscan Immunobiology, C.J. Bayne. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
500
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780323139212
Print ISBN:
9780127514055