Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

by T.P. Mommsen
     
 

This new series on The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes grew out of the demand for state-of-the-art review articles in a rapidly expanding field of research. Up to the present, most research literature on biochemistry involved rats and humans, but new breakthroughs in the piscine setting have indicated that the field is ready for a review series of its own… See more details below

Overview

This new series on The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes grew out of the demand for state-of-the-art review articles in a rapidly expanding field of research. Up to the present, most research literature on biochemistry involved rats and humans, but new breakthroughs in the piscine setting have indicated that the field is ready for a review series of its own. Because of funding and experimental availability restrictions, most research in the field has dealt with fish and insects. Within the insect field, comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology have proceeded along independent paths as opposed to the piscine field, where the tendency has been for the latter to envelop the former.
This volume sets out to make comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology independent of each other within the piscine setting, another important rationale for this review series as well as detailing the phylogenetic evolution of fishes. The goal of the series is to provide researchers and students with an appropriate balance between experimental results and theoretical concepts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444891242
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/19/1991
Series:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes Series, #1
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1On the biochemistry and cell physiology of water1
2Evolution of the fish genome25
3Evolution of mitochondrial enzyme systems in fish: the mitochondrial synthesis of glutamine and citrulline43
4Frontiers in the study of the biochemistry and molecular biology of vision and luminescence in fishes77
5Function and evolution of fish hormonal pheromones109
6Urea synthesis in fishes: evolutionary and biochemical perspectives137
7The interface of animal and aqueous environment: strategies and constraints on the maintenance of solute balance165
8Carbon dioxide and ammonia metabolism and exchange181
9Biochemical aspects of buoyancy in fishes209
10Movement in water: constraints and adaptations249
11Endothermy in fish: thermogenesis, ecology and evolution269
12Temperature: the ectothermy option313
13Pressure as an environmental variable: magnitude and mechanisms of perturbation323
Species index345
Subject index349

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