Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects

by Marc J Klowden
     
 

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The second edition of Physiological Systems in Insects reviews the physiological mechanisms that have contributed to the enormous ecological success of insects and their profound importance in human health and agriculture. Because many of these insect systems are similar, if not identical, to those found in vertebrates, insect models have been increasingly used to

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The second edition of Physiological Systems in Insects reviews the physiological mechanisms that have contributed to the enormous ecological success of insects and their profound importance in human health and agriculture. Because many of these insect systems are similar, if not identical, to those found in vertebrates, insect models have been increasingly used to illustrate and investigate essential biological principles. Expanded references, abundant figures, and the discussion of recent scientific studies provide readers with the basis for a comprehensive understanding of how insect systems work and the feasibility and rationale for using these as model systems in studies of animal physiology and behavior. Key Features: Complete update of a widely-used text for students in entomology and zoology, Reviews recent research that employs molecular techniques to uncover physiological mechanisms, Includes a glossary of physiological terms, New expanded sections on endocrine, developmental, and immune 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:
9780124159709
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
696
File size:
10 MB

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