The Physiology of Insecta V5 - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780125916059, 9780323161411

The Physiology of Insecta V5

2nd Edition

Editors: Morris Rockstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323161411
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 668
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The Physiology of Insecta, Second Edition, Volume V, is part of a multivolume treatise that brings together the known facts, the controversial material, and the many unresolved and unsettled problems of insect physiology. It features chapters written by the outstanding workers in each of a wide range of insect function areas. It is designed to meet a manifest need, which has arisen from the phenomenal increase in research activity on insects, for an authoritative, comprehensive reference work in insect physiology.
The book begins with a discussion of insect nutrition. This is followed by separate chapters on the physiology of digestion and absorption; the factors affecting insect heart rates; the electrical properties of the insect heart; and the hemocytes of insects. Subsequent chapters cover the physiological role and the adaptive significance of the main biochemical constituents of insect hemolymph; salt and water balance in insects; defense reactions in insects; and microsomal mixed-function oxidases.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Preface to First Edition

Contents of Other Volumes

The Insect and the Internal Environment. Homeostasis. II

Chapter 1. Nutrition

I. Introduction

II. Nutrition

III. Utilization of Food

IV. Concluding Remarks


Chapter 2. Digestion

I. Introduction

II. Alimentary Canal

III. Physiology of Digestion and Absorption


Chapter 3. Factors Affecting Heart Rates in Insects

I. Factors Affecting Rates in Intact Insects

II. Factors Affecting Semi-isolated Hearts

III. Partially or Totally Isolated Hearts

IV. Summary and Conclusions


Chapter 4. Electrophysiology of the Insect Heart

I. Introduction

II. Methods of Recording Insect Cardiac Activity

III. Insect Cardiac Nervous System

IV. Bioelectrogenesis

V. Insect Cardiac Pharmacology

VI. Future Studies


Chapter 5. The Hemocytes of Insects

I. Introduction

II. Origin and Multiplication of Hemocytes

III. Classification of Hemocytes

IV. Ultrastructure of Hemocytes

V. Motility of Hemocytes

VI. Culture of Hemocytes in Vitro

VII. Hemograms

VIII. Hemocyte Functions

IX. Hemocyte Activities


Chapter 6. Hemolymph: Composition

I. Introduction

II. Hemolymph Volume

III. Osmotic Pressure

IV. Osmolar Effectors

V. Inorganic Cations

VI. Inorganic Anions and Ion Balance

VII. Organic Acids

VIII. Organic Phosphates

IX. Carbohydrates and Related Substances

X. Hydrocarbons

XI. Lipids

XII. Nitrogenous Constituents

XIII. Free Amino Acids

XIV. Proteins

XV. Pigments

XVI. Conclusion


Chapter 7. Hemolymph Coagulation

I. Introduction

II. Systems of Hemolymph Coagulation in Insects

III. The Hemocytes Involved in Hemolymph Coagulation (Coagulocytes)

IV. The Coagulable Proteins of the Plasma

V. Reactions of Insect Hemolymph to Anticoagulants and to X-Rays

VI. Hemostasis

VII. Hemolymph Coagulation and Taxonomy

VIII. Conclusions


Chapter 8. Salt and Water Balance; Excretion

I. Introduction

II. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation

III. The Excretory System

IV. The Role of the Excretory System in Salt and Water Balance

V. Additional Regulatory Mechanisms

VI. Water Balance

VII. Summary of the Overall Regulation of Salts and Water

VIII. The Regulation of Local Tissue Environments and the Ionic Composition of Tissues

IX. Nitrogenous Excretion


Chapter 9. Insects Defense Mechanisms against Microorganisms and Parasitoids

I. Introduction

II. Cellular Defense Reactions

III. Humoral Factors in Insect Defense Reactions

IV. Conclusions

V. Appendix


Chapter 10. Microsomal Mixed-Function Oxidases

I. Introduction

II. Methods of Obtaining Microsomes

III. Morphological and Biochemical Characteristics of Insect Microsomes

IV. Mixed-Function Oxidase Reactions

V. Electron Transport in Insect Microsomes

VI. Mixed-Function Oxidase Inhibitors

VII. Induction of Mixed-Function Oxidases

VIII. Regulation of Microsomal Mixed-Function Oxidase Activity

IX. Genetics of Mixed-Function Oxidases

X. Resistance and the Components of the Electron-Transport System

XI. Concluding Remarks


Author Index

Subject Index


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