Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540437949
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 287
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Environmental Signal Processing and Adaptation 1
2 Communication and Efficiency in the Symbiotic Signal Exchange 9
3 Rhizosphere Signals and Ecochemistry 39
4 Endomycorrhizas in the Gentianales: Structures and Evolution of the Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (VAM) 57
5 Light Adaptation of the Photosynthetic Apparatus of Green Algae 71
6 Light-Harvesting Systems in the Photosynthetic Apparatus of Cyanobacteria, Red Algae and Cryptophytes 87
7 Thioredoxins: Adapting Plant Metabolism to Light and Other Environmental Signals 113
8 Photoinhibition in Seaweeds 141
9 The Auditory-Vibratory Sensory System in Bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae, Ensifera, Orthoptera) I Comparison of Morphology, Development and Physiology 169
10 The Auditory -Vibratory Sensory System in Bushcrickets (Tettigoniidae, Ensifera, Orthoptera) II. Signal Production and Acoustic Behavior 209
11 Mechanisms for Seasonal Control of Reproduction in Small Mammals 233
12 Role of Photoperiod During Seasonal Acclimation in Winter-Active Small Mammals 251
Subject Index 281
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