The Physiology of Insecta V6

The Physiology of Insecta V6

2nd Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: Morris Rockstein
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161572

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The Physiology of Insecta, Second Edition, Volume VI, is part of a multivolume treatise that brings together the known facts, the controversial material, as well as 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 the physiology of insect resistance to insecticides. This is followed by separate chapters on the structure and formation of the integument in insects; the physical properties and chemical components of the insect cuticle; and permeability of the insect cuticle. Subsequent chapters cover the organization and evolution of the insect tracheal system; aquatic respiration in insects; and factors affecting insect respiratory rates.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to First Edition

    Contents of Other Volumes

    The Insect and the Internal Environment: Homeostasis III

    Chapter 1. The Physiology of Insecticide Resistance by Insects

    I. Introductory and Historical

    II. The Origin and Development of Resistance

    III. Neurophysiological Aspects of Insecticide Resistance

    IV. Physiological Protective Mechanisms

    V. Supplementary Protective Mechanisms

    VI. The Role of Synergists in Insecticide Resistance

    VII. Summary and Conclusions

    VIII. Appendix


    Chapter 2. The Structure and Formation of the Integument in Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. The Structure of the Integument

    III. The Formation of the Cuticle

    IV. The Properties of the Epidermis

    V. Conclusion


    Chapter 3. Chemistry of the Insect Cuticle

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Properties

    III. Cuticular Components

    IV. Hardening of the Cuticle

    V. Biosynthesis of Cuticular Components

    VI. Conclusion


    Chapter 4. Permeability of Insect Cuticle

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Features of Insect Integument

    III. Permeability—Artificial Membranes and Lipid Films

    IV. Permeability—Insect Cuticle

    V. Conclusions


    Chapter 5. Respiration—Aerial Gas Transport

    I. Introduction

    II. The Organization and Evolution of the Tracheal System

    III. The Distribution and Structure of Respiratory Systems

    IV. The Movement of Gases in the Tracheal System

    V. Control of the Spiracles


    Chapter 6. Respiration: Aquatic Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. Closed Tracheal Systems

    III. Open Tracheal Systems

    IV. Ventilatory Currents

    V. The Control of Ventilation

    VI. Respiratory Pigments

    VII. Other Functions of the Respiratory System

    VIII. Conclusions


    Chapter 7. Respiration: Some Exogenous and Endogenous Effects on Rate of Respiration

    I. Introduction

    II. Steady-State Respiration

    III. Respiratory Rate in Relation to Temperature

    IV. Respiratory Rate in Relation to Oxygen Concentration

    V. Respiratory Rate in Relation to Barometric Pressure

    VI. Effects of Pharmacological Agents: Metabolic Stimulators and Inhibitors; Insecticides


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161572

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Morris Rockstein

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