The Physiology of Insecta - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125916042, 9781483276700

The Physiology of Insecta

1st Edition

Volume IV

Editors: Morris Rockstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483276700
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 464
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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 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 Reference


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