The Physiology of Earthworms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080098128, 9781483157085

The Physiology of Earthworms

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology

Authors: M. S. Laverack
Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483157085
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 216
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Description

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

Acknowledgments

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

References

Index

Details

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

About the Author

M. S. Laverack

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut