Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects

by Marc J Klowden, Marc J. Klowden
     
 

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As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The 2nd edition of this standard text for insect physiology courses and entomologists provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Physiological Systems in Insects discusses

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As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The 2nd edition of this standard text for insect physiology courses and entomologists provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the role of insect molecular biology, nueroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects.

* Full update of a widely used text for students and researchers in entomology and zoology
* Includes recent research that uses molecular techniques to uncover physiological mechanisms
* Includes a glossary of physiological terms
* New, extended section on locomotive systems
* Provides abundant figures derived from scientific reports

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"This book has grown considerably since its inception in 2002, when it was just over 400 pages in length, due to the addition of new material to all chapters and major revisions to those dealing with rapidly evolving areas such as endocrinology, development, behavior and neurobiology…Klowden has written a very good book, incorporating new findings with long-established principles in the field of insect physiology."--Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada, December 2013 "This textbook from Klowden covers insect physiology with both fidelity to the original sites of discovery — often Drosophila — and notes on generalizability to other phyla…Figures are employed to elucidate the anatomical locations and chemistry of the processes discussed."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080551159
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Series:
Physiological Systems in Insects Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
688
File size:
26 MB
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