Zoology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080187679, 9781483149233

Zoology

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Fiftieth Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology

Editors: P. Spencer Davies A. Punt G. M. Hughes
eBook ISBN: 9781483149233
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 540
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Perspectives in Experimental Biology, Volume 1: Zoology contains the proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, held at the University of Cambridge, UK, on July 16-19, 1974. The papers explore research in zoology and cover a wide range of topics such as osmotic and ionic regulation; invertebrate and insect physiology; respiratory physiology; and cell chemistry.

Comprised of 43 chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to the history of the Society for Experimental Biology, followed by a discussion on calcium metabolism and acid-base balance in Helix pomatia. Subsequent chapters explore water movement in cells and tissues; ion transport and osmoregulation in marine fish; hormonal control of reproduction in cephalopods; and how hormones affect flight in the locust. Other sections focus on the temperature dependence of the respiratory activity of mitochondria; biochemical mechanisms of tissue injury; laser light scattering from nerve and motile cells; transmitter release from insect motoneurons; and neural consequences of early experience in birds. The final section is devoted to animal locomotion and includes chapters that address undulatory swimming in polychaetes and energy storage in jumping animals.

This book is intended for research workers and undergraduates interested in experimental biology.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Preface


1. Introduction


The Early Days of the S.E.B.


2. Osmotic and Ionic Regulation


Calcium Metabolism and Acid—Base Balance in Helix Pomatia


Apparent Water-Permeability Variation and Water Exchange in Crustaceans and Annelids


Water Movement in Cells and Tissues


A Model for Studying the Control of Epithelial Transport in the Salivary Gland of the Blowfly


A Phenomenological Description of Active Transport


Ion Transport and Osmoregulation in Marine Fish


Controversial Aspects of Ionic Uptake in Freshwater Animals


Sodium Regulation and Adaptation to Dilute Media in Crustacea as Exemplified by the Isopod Mesidotea Entomon and the Amphipod Gammarus duebeni


Biochemical Approaches to Osmoregulatory Processes in Crustacea


3. General Invertebrate Physiology


Fluid Propulsion by Cilia and the Physiology of Ciliary Systems


Rhythmic Behaviour of Nephrops and Some Other Marine Crustaceans


The Role of the Pelagic Larva


Hormonal Control of Reproduction in Cephalopods


4. Insect Physiology


Hormones and Flight in the Locust


Regulation of Absorption in Insect Excretory Systems


Sclerotization in Insect Cuticle


The Resting Potential of the Insect Muscle Membrane


Some Aspects of the Development of Breathing in the Locust


5. Respiratory Physiology


The Temperature Dependence of the Respiratory Activity of Mitochondria


On the Adaptability of Haemoglobin Function to Environmental Conditions


Fish Respiratory Physiology


Gas Exchange, Pulmonary Blood Supply, and the Partially Divided Amphibian Heart


6. Cell Chemistry


Biochemical Mechanisms of Tissue Injury


The Chemi

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No. of pages:
540
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483149233

About the Editor

P. Spencer Davies

A. Punt

G. M. Hughes

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