Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation / Edition 1

Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation / Edition 1

by Gerhard Heldmaier
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540437940

ISBN-13: 9783540437949

Pub. Date: 10/03/2002

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Animals and plants live in changing environmental conditions which require adaptation in order to cope with this. Some of these environmental changes serve as signals which have to be "sensed" and interpreted correctly by the organisms to initiate the adaptation. This signal processing is based on biochemical, molecular and neuronal processes which are discussed in

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Animals and plants live in changing environmental conditions which require adaptation in order to cope with this. Some of these environmental changes serve as signals which have to be "sensed" and interpreted correctly by the organisms to initiate the adaptation. This signal processing is based on biochemical, molecular and neuronal processes which are discussed in this book. All examples given underline that continuous adjustment of physiological functions is an essential requirement for life and survival in complex changing environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540437949
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
10/03/2002
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation1
2Communication and Efficiency in the Symbiotic Signal Exchange9
3Rhizosphere Signals and Ecochemistry39
4Endomycorrhizas in the Gentianales: Structures and Evolution of the Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (VAM)57
5Light Adaptation of the Photosynthetic Apparatus of Green Algae71
6Light-Harvesting Systems in the Photosynthetic Apparatus of Cyanobacteria, Red Algae and Cryptophytes87
7Thioredoxins: Adapting Plant Metabolism to Light and Other Environmental Signals113
8Photoinhibition in Seaweeds141
9The Auditory-Vibratory Sensory System in Bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae, Ensifera, Orthoptera) I Comparison of Morphology, Development and Physiology169
10The Auditory -Vibratory Sensory System in Bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae, Ensifera, Orthoptera) II. Signal Production and Acoustic Behavior209
11Mechanisms for Seasonal Control of Reproduction in Small Mammals233
12Role of Photoperiod During Seasonal Acclimation in Winter-Active Small Mammals251
Subject Index281

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