The Physiology of Earthworms

The Physiology of Earthworms

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Author: M. S. Laverack
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157085

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The Physiology of Earthworms focuses on the three species of earthworms — Liimbricus terrestris, Eisenta foetida, and Allolobophora longa. Other earthworms or oligochaetes such as the fresh-water species are briefly mentioned. The topics covered include the biochemical architecture; digestion and metabolism; calciferous glands; axial field; nitrogenous excretion; water relations; respiration; physiology of regeneration; neurosecretion; nervous system; and behavior of oligochaetes. This book is a good source of information for biology students and researchers conducting work on earthworms and its different species.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    I. Biochemical Architecture

    II. Digestion and Metabolism

    III. Calciferous Glands

    IV. The Axial Field

    V. Nitrogenous Excretion

    VI. Water Relations

    VII. Respiration

    VIII. The Physiology of Regeneration

    IX. Neuro-secretion

    X. Nervous System

    XI. Behavior



Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157085

About the Author

M. S. Laverack

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut

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