Insect Clocks, Third Edition / Edition 3

Insect Clocks, Third Edition / Edition 3

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by D.S. Saunders
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444504079

ISBN-13: 9780444504074

Pub. Date: 11/20/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Chronobiology is the study of timing mechanisms in biological systems as diverse as plants, animals and some micro-organisms. It includes rhythmic phenomena ranging from short period (ultradian) through daily (circadian) to long period (monthly, annual) cycles of behaviour, physiology and biochemistry. In recent years spectacular advances have been made,

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Chronobiology is the study of timing mechanisms in biological systems as diverse as plants, animals and some micro-organisms. It includes rhythmic phenomena ranging from short period (ultradian) through daily (circadian) to long period (monthly, annual) cycles of behaviour, physiology and biochemistry. In recent years spectacular advances have been made, particularly in the field of circadian rhythms, and hardly a week passes without important papers appearing in the major scientific journals.

The third edition of Insect Clocks, like its predecessors, deals with the properties and functions of clock-like processes in one of the planet's most abundant groups of organisms. The first half of the book is concerned with circadian rhythmicity, the second with annual responses such as over-wintering diapause, seasonal morphs and cold hardiness. Insect Clocks puts modern developments in these fields into a secure framework of the 'classical' literature that has defined the subject.

The book is directed at active researchers in the field as well as newcomers and scientists working in many other areas of modern biology. It will also serve as a textbook for advanced and less advanced students and should find its way into university libraries wishing to keep abreast of the times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444504074
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/20/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary and List of Symbols
1Introduction: Rhythms and Clocks1
2Circadian Rhythms of Activity in Individual Insects7
3Circadian Rhythms of Activity in Populations of Insects43
4Circadian Rhythms: Genes and the Feedback Loop103
5Physiology of Circadian Systems115
6The Multioscillator Circadian System189
7Quantitative Models for Insect Clocks213
8Circadian Rhythms: Photoreceptor and Clock Location245
9Photoperiodism and Seasonal Cycles of Development271
10The Photoperiodic Response299
11Circadian Rhythms in Photoperiodism339
12The Photoperiodic Counter377
13Photoperiodic Time Measurement: the Clock-Counter Mechanism395
14Photoperiodic Photoreceptors and Clock Location433
15Other Types of Insect Clocks449
16Clock Complexity: The Way Forward?473
References485
Index551

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