Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology / Edition 3by Peter J. Bentley, P. J. Bentley
Pub. Date: 07/01/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The long-awaited third edition of this popular textbook, which has been unavailable for several years, is completely revised and updated. It retains the successful format of previous editions, dealing with the nature, actions and roles of hormones among vertebrate animals. Special emphasis is placed on the evolution and origins of hormones and their receptors; the role of hormones in the physiological coordination of vertebrates; and each endocrine process in the context of the organism's physiology, ecology, and evolution. Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology discusses the intimate physiology of the endocrine system and the pivotal role of hormones in coordinating basic body processes such as nutrition, reproduction, calcium metabolism, and osmoregulation, as well as their contributions to animal coloration, molting, and development. The species included range from lower chordates to mammals, including marsupials.
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Table of ContentsPreface to the third edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Comparative morphology of the endocrine tissues; 3. The chemical structure, polymorphism, and evolution of hormones; 4. The life history of hormones; 5. Hormones and nutrition; 6. Hormones and calcium metabolism; 7. Hormones and the integument; 8. Hormones and osmoregulation; 9. Hormones and reproduction; References; Index.
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