Physiology

Hardcover | April 15, 2015

EditorErnest S. Chang, Martin Thiel

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The Crustacea is one of the dominant invertebrate groups, displaying staggering diversity in form and function, and spanning the full spectrum of Earth's environments. Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, as few other taxa exhibit such a variety ofbody shapes and adaptations to particular habitats and environmental conditions. Physiology is the fourth volume in The Natural History of the Crustacea series, and the first book in over twenty-five years to provide an overview of the comparative physiology of crustaceans. An understanding ofphysiology is crucial to a comprehension of the biology of this fascinating invertebrate group. Written by a group of internationally recognized experts studying a wide range of crustacean taxa and topics, this volume synthesizes current research in a format that is accessible to a wide scientificaudience.

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The Crustacea is one of the dominant invertebrate groups, displaying staggering diversity in form and function, and spanning the full spectrum of Earth's environments. Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, as few other taxa exhibit such a variety ofbody shapes and adaptations to particular habit...

Ernest S. Chang is a Professor at the Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at Universidad Catolica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 10.12 × 7.2 × 1.18 inPublished:April 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Simon G. Webster: Endocrinology of Molting2. Simon G. Webster: Endocrinology of Metabolism and Water Balance - Crustacean Hyperglycemic Hormone3. John Campbell McNamara and Sarah Ribeiro Milograna: Adaptive Color Change and the Molecular Endocrinology of Pigment Translocation in Crustacean Chromatophores4. Scott Medler and Donald L. Mykles: Muscle Structure, Fiber Types, and Physiology5. Donald L. Mykles and Scott Medler: Skeletal Muscle Differentiation, Growth, and Plasticity6. Penny M. Hopkins and Sunetra Das: Regeneration in Crustaceans7. Ian J. McGaw and Carl L. Reiber: Circulatory Physiology8. Jehan Herv. Lignot and Guy Charmantier: Osmoregulation and Excretion9. Reinhard Saborowski: Nutrition and Digestion10. Nia M. Whiteley and Edwin W. Taylor: Responses to Environmental Stresses: Oxygen, Temperature and pH11. Nora B. Terwilliger: Oxygen Transport Proteins in Crustacea: Hemocyanin and Hemoglobin12. Ana Gabriela Jimenez and Stephen T. Kinsey: Energetics and Metabolic Regulation13. Jonathon H. Stillman and David A. Hurt: Crustacean Genomics and Functional Genomic Responses to Environmental Stress and Infection14. Peter L. deFur and Laura E. Williams: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals15. Judith S. Weis: Some Physiological Responses of Crustaceans to Toxicants