The Physiology of Insecta

The Physiology of Insecta

Volume I

2nd Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Morris Rockstein
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266619

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The Physiology of Insecta, Second Edition, Volume I, is part of a multivolume treatise that brings together the known facts, the controversial material, and the many still unsolved and unsettled problems of insect physiology. Since the first edition of this multivolume treatise was published, there has been a notable expansion of scientific endeavor in each of the various aspects of insect physiology. The original three-volume work has now grown to a thoroughly revised six-volume treatise. The present volume contains six chapters and begins with a discussion of the biology of the Insecta. This is followed by separate chapters on the structure and origin of the female reproductive system; the control of oogenesis, semen production, sexual behavior, and ovipostion; physiological and biochemical changes during insect development; insect endocrinology; and aging in insects.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to First Edition

    Contents of Other Volumes

    Physiology of Ontogeny—Biology, Development, and Aging

    Chapter 1. Biology of the Insecta

    Biology of the Insecta


    Chapter 2. Reproduction

    I. Structure and Origin of the Female Reproductive System

    II. Oogenesis

    III. Oviposition: Accessory Glands

    IV. Fertility and Sterility

    V. Structure and Origin of the Male Reproductive System

    VI. Formation of Sperm and Semen

    VII. Courtship and the Role of Pheromones

    VIII. Insemination: The Copulatory Act

    IX. Determination of Sex and Sexual Characters: Parthenogenesis


    Chapter 3. Reproduction—Endocrine Control

    I. Control of Oogenesis

    II. Control of Semen Production

    III. Control of Sexual Behavior and Oviposition

    IV. Social Relations in Control of Reproduction


    Chapter 4. Physiological and Biochemical Changes during Insect Development

    I. Introduction

    II. Embryonic Development

    III. Postembryonic Development

    IV. Prospects for Future Work in the Physiology and Biochemistry of Insect Development


    Chapter 5. Physiology of Growth and Development: Endocrine Aspects

    I. Introduction

    II. The Endocrine Glands: Structure and General Functions

    III. Endocrine Gland Interactions

    IV. The Molting Hormone—Chemistry and Metabolism

    V. The Juvenile Hormone—Chemistry and Metabolism

    VI. The Action of Insect Hormones

    VII. Conclusions


    Supplementary References

    Chapter 6. Aging in Insects

    I. Insects in the Study of Aging

    II. Adult Life Span of Insects

    III. Factors Influencing Life Span

    IV. Manifestations of Senescence

    V. Evolution of Aging

    VI. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266619

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Morris Rockstein

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