The Physiology of Insecta V6 - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780125916066, 9780323161572

The Physiology of Insecta V6

2nd Edition

Editors: Morris Rockstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323161572
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 568
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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


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