The Physiology of Insecta

The Physiology of Insecta

Volume IV

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: Morris Rockstein
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276700

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The Physiology of Insecta, Second Edition, Volume IV, 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 book contains six chapters and opens with a discussion of the insect central nervous system. This is followed by separate chapters on axonal and synaptic pharmacology; the neural control of skeletal muscle; the structural proteins in insect muscle and their physico-chemical properties; biological oxidation and energetics in insects; and protein synthesis in insects.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to First Edition

    Contents of Other Volumes

    The Insect and the Internal Environment—Homeostasis—I

    Chapter 1. Neural Integration (Central Nervous System)

    I. Introduction

    II. Levels and Principles of Neural Integration

    III. Methods of Studying Neural Integration in Insects

    IV. Structural Basis of the Insect Nervous System

    V. Integration at the Neuronal Level

    VI. Integration at the Multineuronal Level

    VII. Coordination of Movements and Behavior

    VIII. Neural Basis of Habituation and Learning

    IX. General Conclusions


    Chapter 2. The Pharmacology of the Insect Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. The Insect "Blood-Brain Barrier"

    III. Pharmacology of the Axonal Membrane

    IV. Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission

    V. Pharmacology of the Receptors

    VI. Conclusion


    Chapter 3. Neural Control of Skeletal Muscle

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure and Design of Insect Skeletal Muscle

    III. Innervation

    IV. Nature of Excitable Membrane of Muscle Fiber

    V. Neuromuscular Transmission

    VI. Ionic Activity Underlying Electric Phenomena

    VII. Mechanical Responses

    VIII. Synaptic Transmitters

    IX. Effects of the Nerve Sheath

    X. Consequences of Variations in Mineral Ion Composition of Hemolymph

    XI. Physiology of Spiracular Muscle

    XII. The Effects of Denervation

    XIII. Neural Control in the Intact Animal


    Chapter 4. The Biochemistry of the Contractile Elements of Insect Muscle

    I. Introduction

    II. Structural Proteins of Muscle

    III. Interaction of Actomyosin with ATP

    IV. Concluding Remarks

    Note Added in Proof


    Chapter 5. Biological Oxidations and Energetics in Insect Mitochondria

    I. Introduction

    II. The Mitochondrion

    III. The Respiratory Chain

    IV. The Activity of the Respiratory Chain and the Coupling of Oxidative Phosphorylation to Electron Transport

    V. Utilization of Other Metabolic Substrates by Flight-Muscle Mitochondria

    VI. The Control of Mitochondrial Oxidations


    Chapter 6. Protein Synthesis in Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. The Aminoacylation of Transfer Ribonucleic Acid

    III. Initiation of Messenger RNA Translation

    IV. Polypeptide Elongation

    V. Polypeptide Chain Termination

    VI. Summary of the Steps Involved in Protein Synthesis

    VII. Regulation of Protein Synthesis


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276700

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Morris Rockstein

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