Biology of the Invertebrates

Biology of the Invertebrates

This new edition is the most readable invertebrate biology text you'll find. Respected author Jan Pechenik has designed Biology of the Invertebrates for one-quarter and one- semester courses.

Author: Jan A. Pechenik

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: UCSD:31822033491796

Category: Science

Page: 590

View: 323

This new edition is the most readable invertebrate biology text you'll find. Respected author Jan Pechenik has designed Biology of the Invertebrates for one-quarter and one- semester courses. The text covers all phyla of invertebrates; emphasizes the unifying characteristics within each group; and prepares students to read and understand the primary research literature. All chapters in the third edition contain excellent reference sections that have been updated to reflect the latest information about physiology, systematics, and phylogenetic relationships. You'll also find material covering recent findings using molecular techniques. - Publisher.
Categories: Science

Biology of the Invertebrates

Biology of the Invertebrates

This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides).

Author: Jan Pechenik

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 9780077496173

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 791

This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides). All phyla of invertebrates are covered (comprehensive) with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group.
Categories: Science

Biology of Invertebrates

Biology of Invertebrates

A concise volume book on invertebrates in terms of detail and pedagogy, offering boxed readings, a second colour, end of chapter questions and pronunciation guides.

Author: Pechenik

Publisher:

ISBN: 0071225986

Category:

Page: 576

View: 706

A concise volume book on invertebrates in terms of detail and pedagogy, offering boxed readings, a second colour, end of chapter questions and pronunciation guides. All phyla of invertebrates are covered, with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group. A feature called Defining Characteristics indicate key traits that distinguish groups from others at the same taxonomic level. There are etymology boxes for classification of terms and taxonomic summaries and taxonomic detail sections at the end of each chapter.
Categories:

Biology of the Invertebrates

Biology of the Invertebrates

Author: Cleveland Pendleton Hickman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000317421

Category: Invertebrados

Page: 757

View: 291

Categories: Invertebrados

Biology of the Invertebrates

Biology of the Invertebrates

Author: Cleveland Pendleton Hickman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032267275

Category: Invertebrates

Page: 673

View: 643

Categories: Invertebrates

Biology of the Integument

Biology of the Integument

This multi-author book, in two volumes, provides an up-to date survey of the literature. The first volume deals with the integument of invertebrates, the second with that of vertebrates, both organized primarily on a phylum basis.

Author: J. Bereiter-Hahn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540130624

Category: Science

Page: 844

View: 606

The integument plays an important role in the survival of meta zoans by separating and protecting them from a hostile environ ment. Its function ranges from protection against injury and in fection; partlcipation in the regulation of body temperature and water balance, to respiratory activity, monitoring of the environ ment and production of signals related to behaviour. All these result from specific structural, biochemical and physiological properties of intra-and extracellular components of the integu ment. Thus its characterization can be best accomplished by a multidisciplinary approach with authors specialized in different fields of science. This multi-author book, in two volumes, provides an up-to date survey of the literature. The first volume deals with the integument of invertebrates, the second with that of vertebrates, both organized primarily on a phylum basis. As the level of knowledge on the integument of phyla differs considerably, the information provided is correspondingly either limited or con densed. For some of the smaller groups of invertebrates little information is available, as often only a few electron micrographs are to be found in the literature; on the other hand, from the large body of knowledge existing for vertebrates, particularly for mammals, no complete overview can be provided, but publica tions giving access to further information have been reviewed critically.
Categories: Science

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Accessory Sex Glands

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates  Accessory Sex Glands

This volume thus fills a void and serves as an indispensable corollary and companion to the two volumes that have already appeared on gametology in the series.

Author:

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471914665

Category: Science

Page: 542

View: 148

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Volume III Accessory Sex Glands Edited by K. G. Adiyodi Accessory Sex Glands is the third volume in the encyclopaedic series and provides very valuable information, some hitherto unpublished, on the distribution, structure, origin physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and evolution of the accessory sex glands in different groups of invertebrates. Volumes I and II of this series (published by Wiley) have given detailed accounts of the structure, origin, composition and physiology of female and male gametes and also provided some information on the mechanisms controlling their production. The secretions of accessory sex glands are indispensable for several key aspects of gamete physiology and for successful fertilization and development in many internally fertilizing invertebrates. Interestingly enough, accessory sex gland secretions are produced, in some species at least, under the influence of gonadotrophic hormones as are the gametes themselves. The data on invertebrate accessory sex glands are scattered in various journals and have not been so far collected, critically evaluated and published in book form. This volume thus fills a void and serves as an indispensable corollary and companion to the two volumes that have already appeared on gametology in the series. Contents: Series Preface Preface to Volume III Systematic Resume of the Invertebrates Platyhelminthes--Turbellaria, S.S. Guraya and V.R. Parshad; Nemertina, M. Gontcharoff; Gnathostomulida, Marlene Mainitz; Rotifera, John J. Gilbert; Gastrotricha, W.D. Hummon and M.R. Hummon; Nematoda, L.A. Fitzgerald and W. Eugene Foor; Acanthocephala, David W.T. Crompton; Mollusca, N.W. Runham; Annelida, K.G. Adiyodi; Onychophora, Hilke Ruhberg and Volker Storch; Arthropoda--Crustacea, K.G. Adiyodi and G. Anilkumar; Arthropoda--Insecta, Cedric Gillott; Arthropoda--Myriapoda, J.M. Demange; Pentastomida, John Riley. Species Index. Subject Index.
Categories: Science

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 5

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates 5

This third volume on ecdysozoans is dedicated to the Hexapoda.

Author: Andreas Wanninger

Publisher:

ISBN: 3709118697

Category:

Page:

View: 694

This multi-author, six-volume work summarizes our current knowledge on the developmental biology of all major invertebrate animal phyla. The main aspects of cleavage, embryogenesis, organogenesis and gene expression are discussed in an evolutionary framework. Each chapter presents an in-depth yet concise overview of both classical and recent literature, supplemented by numerous color illustrations and micrographs of a given animal group. The largely taxon-based chapters are supplemented by essays on topical aspects relevant to modern-day EvoDevo research such as regeneration, embryos in the fossil record, homology in the age of genomics and the role of EvoDevo in the context of reconstructing evolutionary and phylogenetic scenarios. A list of open questions at the end of each chapter may serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of EvoDevo scientists. Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Invertebrates is a must-have for any scientist, teacher or student interested in developmental and evolutionary biology as well as in general invertebrate zoology. This third volume on ecdysozoans is dedicated to the Hexapoda. Despite being the most species-rich animal clade by far, comparatively little developmental data is available for the majority of hexapods, in stark contrast to one of the best-investigated species on Earth, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Accordingly, an entire chapter is dedicated to this well-known and important model species, while the two remaining chapters summarize our current knowledge on early and late development in other hexapods.
Categories:

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Fertilization Development and Parental Care

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates  Fertilization  Development  and Parental Care

This volume, issued in two parts, serves as an indispensable corollary and companion to the three volumes that have already appeared in the series. Other volumes in the series.

Author:

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471922714

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 515

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Volume IV Fertilization, Development, and Parental Care Edited by K.G. Adiyodi and R.G. Adiyodi About 95 per cent of all known animal species are invertebrates. A knowledge of their sexual, reproductive, and developmental biology is essential for the effective management of species that are economically useful to man or are harmful to him, his crops, and livestock. This treatise is the first to cover all aspects of reproduction and development of the entire spectrum of invertebrates—terrestrial, marine, freshwater, brackish-water, free-living, and parasitic. The chapters, by leading world experts in their fields, are up-to-date and informative, and suggest a number of problems for future research. Fertilization, Development, and Parental Care is the fourth volume in the series. Part A : Porifera through Annelida-Polychaeta Contents Series Preface; Preface to Volume IV; Systematic Resume of the Invertebrates; Porifera, P.E. Fell; Cnidaria, D.G. Fautin, F.-S. Chia, and J.G. Spaulding; Platyhelminthes-Turbellaria, L. Galleni and V. Gremigni; Platyhelminthes—Eucestoda, R.E. Davis and L.S. Roberts; Mesozoa, B.H. McConnaughey; Nemertina, C.-E. Cantell; Gnathostomulida, M. Mainitz; Rotifera, J.J. Gilbert; Gastrotricha, W.D. Hummon and M.R. Hummon; Kinorhyncha, A.E. Needham; Nematoda and Nematomorpha, A.F. Bird and R.I. Sommerville; Acanthocephala, D.W.T. Crompton; Priapulida, A. Nørrevang and Jacob van der Land; Sipuncula, M.E. Rice; Mollusca, R.L Brahmachary; Echiura, F.C. Davis; Annelida-Polychaeta, P.C. Schroeder; Species Index; Subject Index. Part B: Annelida—Clitellata through Urochordata—Larvacea Contents Series Preface; Preface to Volume IV; Systematic Resume of the Invertebrates; Annelida—Clitellata, A.E. Needham; Pogonophora, T. Bakke; Tardigrada, R. Bertolani; Onychophora, H. Ruhberg; Arthropoda—Chelicerata, Sperm Transfer, P. Weygoldt; Arthropoda—Crustacea, G.W. Hinsch; Pentastomida, J.T. Self; Phoronida, C.C. Emig; Bryozoa Ectoprocta, C. Nielsen; Bryozoa Entoprocta, C. Nielsen; Brachiopoda, S.H. Chuang; Chaetognatha, A. Alvarino; Echinodermata: Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Sea Urchin Embryo, G. Spinelli and I. Albanese; Urochordata—Ascidiacea, R.A. Cloney; Urochordata—Thaliacea, J.E.A. Godeaux; Urochordala—Larvacea, C. P. Galt and R. Fenaux; Species Index; Subject Index.
Categories: Science

Invertebrate Biology

Invertebrate Biology

This text is concerned exclusively with the second aim and assumes that the reader will already know something about the diversity and classification of invertebrates.

Author: P. Calow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468484519

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 198

Courses on the invertebrates have two principal aims: (1) to introduce students to the diversity of animal life and (2) to make them aware that organisms are marvellously integrated systems with evolutionary pasts and ecological presents. This text is concerned exclusively with the second aim and assumes that the reader will already know something about the diversity and classification of invertebrates. Concepts of whole-organism function, metabolism and adaptation form the core of the subject-matter and this is also considered in an ecological setting. Hence, the approach is multi-disciplinary, drawing from principles normally restricted to comparative morphology and physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology. Invertebrate courses, as with all others in a science curriculum, also have another aim - to make students aware of the general methods of science. And these I take to be associated with the so-calledhypothetico deductive programme. Here, therefore, I make a conscious effort to formulate simple, some might say naive, hypotheses and to confront them with quantitative data from the real world. There are, for example, as many graphs in the book as illustrations of animals. My aim, though, has not been to test out the principles of Darwinism, but rather to sharpen our focus on physiological adaptations, given the assumption that Darwinism is approximately correct. Whether or not I succeed remains for the reader to decide.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Animals Without Backbones

Animals Without Backbones

Informative, concise legends that form an integral part of the text accompany the illustrations. The text has been updated to include findings from recent research.

Author: Ralph Buchsbaum

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226076270

Category: Science

Page: 582

View: 822

Animals Without Backbones has been considered a classic among biology textbooks since it was first published to great acclaim in 1938. It was the first biology textbook ever reviewed by Time and was also featured with illustrations in Life. Harvard, Stanford, the University of Chicago, and more than eighty other colleges and universities adopted it for use in courses. Since then, its clear explanations and ample illustrations have continued to introduce hundreds of thousands of students and general readers around the world to jellyfishes, corals, flatworms, squids, starfishes, spiders, grasshoppers, and the other invertebrates that make up ninety-seven percent of the animal kingdom. This new edition has been completely rewritten and redesigned, but it retains the same clarity and careful scholarship that have earned this book its continuing readership for half a century. It is even more lavishly illustrated than earlier editions, incorporating many new drawings and photographs. Informative, concise legends that form an integral part of the text accompany the illustrations. The text has been updated to include findings from recent research. Eschewing pure morphology, the authors use each group of animals to introduce one or more biological principles. In recent decades, courses and texts on invertebrate zoology at many universities have been available only for advanced biology majors specializing in this area. The Third Edition of Animals Without Backbones remains an ideal introduction to invertebrates for lower-level biology majors, nonmajors, students in paleontology and other related fields, junior college and advanced high school students, and the general reader who pursues the rewarding study of the natural world.
Categories: Science

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Asexual Propagation and Reproductive Strategies

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates  Asexual Propagation and Reproductive Strategies

This volume serves as an indispensable corollary and companion to the five volumes that have already appeared in the series.

Author:

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471941190

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 869

About 95 per cent of all known animal species are invertebrates. A knowledge of their sexual, reproductive, and developmental biology is essential for the effective management of species that are economically useful to man or are harmful to him, his crops, and livestock. This treatise is the first to cover all aspects of reproduction and development of the entire spectrum of invertebrates -- terrestrial, marine, freshwater, brackish-water, free-living, and parasitic. The chapters, by leading world experts in their fields, are up-to-date and informative, and suggest a number of problems for future research. Asexual Propagation and Reproductive Strategies, issued in two parts, is the sixth volume in the series. Part A: Porifera through Mollusca Contents Series Preface; Preface to Volume VI; Systematic Resume of the Invertebrates; Porifera, Paul E. Fell; Cnidaria, Stanley Shostak; Platyhelminthes-Turbellaria, Mario Benazzi and Giuseppina Benazzi Lentati; Platyhelminthes-Trematoda, Roy M. Anderson; Platyhelminthes-Eucestoda, Larry S. Roberts and C. R. Kennedy; Mesozoa, Bayard H. McConnaughey; Rotifera, John J. Gilbert; Gastrotricha, M. R. Hummon and W. D. Hummon; Acanthocephala, C. R. Kennedy; Sipuncula, Mary E. Rice and John F. Pilger, Mollusca, N. W. Runham; Species Index; Subject Index. Part B: Annelida-Clitellata through Cephalochordata Contents Series Preface; Preface to Volume VI; Systematic Resume of the Invertebrates; Annelida-Clitellata, B. Christensen; Tardigrada, Roberto Bertolani; Arthropoda-Crustacea, T. J. Pandian; Arthropoda-lnsecta, J. Muthukrishnan; Pentastomida, J. Riley; Bryozoa Entoprocta, C. Nielsen; Brachiopoda, S. H. Chuang; Chaetognatha, A. Alvari?o; Echinodermata: Asexual Propagation, Philip V. Mladenov and R. D. Burke; Hemichordata, J. A. Petersen; Cephalochordata, Jaypaul Azariah; Species Index; Subject Index.
Categories: Science

Invertebrate Zoology

Invertebrate Zoology

The first edition of Invertebrate Zoology offered undergraduates studying the biology and evolution of invertebrate animals a new approach to the subject.

Author: Donald Thomas Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSD:31822031135072

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 644

The first edition of Invertebrate Zoology offered undergraduates studying the biology and evolution of invertebrate animals a new approach to the subject. While the text of the second edition has been revised significantly, the original format has been maintained and enhanced. The chapters, written by expert authors, provide contemporary accounts of the functional, physiological, and reproductive biology of the invertebrate phyla. The final chapter of the book reviews modern interpretations of the phylogeny of invertebrates, based on cladistic and molecular evidence. The study of invertebrates has advanced rapidly in recent years, and several major changes are highlighted in this new edition. Separate chapters now reflect the recognition that the former 'aschelminths' include two disparate groups of phyle, a protostome group related to annelids and molluscs, and an ecdysozoan group related to arthropods. All classifications have been updated, and the relationships among the phyla have been further clarified. Generously illustrated throughout, and with an emphasis on readability and clear presentation, this book will be a valuable resource for all students of invertebrate zoology as well as those involved in current advances in the biological sciences.
Categories: Science

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates Progress in Male Gamete Ultrastructure and Phylogeny

Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates  Progress in Male Gamete Ultrastructure and Phylogeny

It is part of the ninth volume in the series: Progress in MaleGamete Ultrastructure and Phylogeny. About 95 per cent of all known animal species are invertebrates.

Author: B. G. M. Jamieson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471999105

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 226

Updates knowledge of the ultrastructure and phylogeny ofspermatozoa of the invertebrates. Much new information is includedon the sperm of non-chelicerate arthropod groups: the Decapoda,Pentastomida and Myriapoda and also the Lophophorata, and theunequivocally deuterostome groups, Echinodermata, Chordata,Urochordata, and Chephalochordata. It is part of the ninth volume in the series: Progress in MaleGamete Ultrastructure and Phylogeny.
Categories: Science

A Biology of Lower Invertebrates

A Biology of Lower Invertebrates

It does not require any previous knowledge of the invertebrates , but assumes
only background acquaintance with some aspects of basic biology . Like its
companion volume on the higher invertebrates , it is " a biology ” providing only
one of ...

Author: W. D. Russell-Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822013792775

Category: Invertebrates

Page: 181

View: 813

Categories: Invertebrates

Biology of Invertebrate and Lower Vertebrate Collagens

Biology of Invertebrate and Lower Vertebrate Collagens

It permitted wide interdisciplinary discussion, enabling collabora tions to be established and new research themes to be chosen. This volume contains the text of all the contributions presented at the Meeting, including posters.

Author: A. Bairati

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468476361

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 506

Knowledge in the field of the biology of the extracellular matrix, and in particular of collagen, has made considerable progress over the last ten years, especially in mammals, birds and ln man with respect to very important applied medical aspects. Basic knowledge in the animal kingdom overall has increased more slowly and haphazardly. We, therefore, considered it useful to organize a meeting specifically devoted to the study of the invertebrate and lower vertebrate collagens. The NATO Scientific Division financed an Advanced Research Workshop aimed at bringing together experts qualified in collagen biology (with morphological, biochemical and genetic specialization) with researchers who are currently studying collagenous tissues of invertebrates and lower vertebrates. The Medical-Biology Committee of the CNR-Rome and the University of Milan also supplied interest and support for the organization of this Meeting. The format of the workshop consisted in: 1) main lectures on the most recent aspects of collagen biology; 2) minireviews on the current knowledge of collagenous tissues in the various invertebrate phyla and in fish; 3) contributed papers on particular aspects of research in specific fields; 4) workshops on the methodology of studying collagen. As we had intended, the Workshop gave a comprehensive overview of acquired knowledge and of the present state of research actlvlty. It permitted wide interdisciplinary discussion, enabling collabora tions to be established and new research themes to be chosen. This volume contains the text of all the contributions presented at the Meeting, including posters.
Categories: Science