OF PART B: J.P. Wourms, B.D. Grove, and J. Lombardi, The Maternal-Embryonic Relationship in Viviparous Fishes. J.H. Youson, First Metamorphosis. C.C. Lindsey, Factors Controlling Meristic Variation. W.S. Hoar, The Physiology of Smolting Salmonids. D.L.G. Noakes and J.-G.J. Godin, Ontogeny of Behavior and Concurrent Developmental Changes in Sensory Systems in Teleost Fishes. Systemic Index. Subject Index.
FROM THE PREFACE: Dramatic changes occur in the physiology of most animals during their development. Among the vertebrates, birds are entirely oviparous, live for variable periods in a cleidoic egg, and show fundamental alterations in excretion, nutrition, and respiration at the time of hatching. In contrast, the eutherian mammals are all viviparous, depend on the maternal circulation and a specialized placenta to provide food, exchange gases, and discharge wastes. The physiology of both mother and fetus is highly specialized during gestation and changes fundamentally at the time of birth. Fishes exemplify both the oviparous and the viviparous modes of development, with some examples that are intermediate between the two. In these two volumes, selected reviews of many, but not all, aspects of development are presented. The chapters in Part A relate to the physiology of eggs and larvae; those in Part B concern viviparity and the physiology of posthatching juvenile fishes.
Researchers and advanced students in physiology, biochemistry, aquaculture, fisheries, biology, developmental biology, and marine ecology.
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- 28th March 1988
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University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China