The book reviews recent advances in tropical plant breeding. Each of the twenty-four chapters describes a specific crop, which has been written by scientists working in the field of plant breeding and genetic improvement of that particular species. The book will be a useful reference work for professional plant breeders as well as researchers, teachers, and students interested in this topic.
Ichthyologists specializing in morphology, ultrastructure, physiology, developmental biology, neurology, ecology, and behavior present 15 commissioned papers on the senses of the gnathostomes, or jawed fish, among which are the teleosts, which account for almost all living fish. Among the topics are the development of the eye of teleosts, electrogeneration in South American weakly electric fish, the mechano- sensory lateral line, the role of the fish telencephalon in sensory information processing, the biologically adequate stimulus for electroreception in freshwater catfish, and the neurobiology of fish olfaction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Development of the Eye of Teleosts: Yvette W. Kunz; The Eyes of Jawed Fish-A Review and Recent Progress with New Insights: D.T. Yew et al.; The Fish Cornea: Adaptations for Different Aquatic Environments: Shaun P. Collin and H. Barry Collin; Accomodation and Eye Movements in the Oscar Astronctus ocellatus: M.E. Andison et al.; Eletrogeneration in South American Weakly Electric Fish: Daniel Lorenzo et al.; Detection of Electric Signals in Jawed Fishes: Gerhard von der Emde and Stephan Schwarz; The Mechanosensory Lateral Line of Jawed Fishes: Joachim Mogdans and Horst Bleckmann; Mechanoreception: Hearing and Lateral Line: F. Bretschneider et al.; The Role of the Fish Telen Cephalon in Sensory Information Processing: Michael H. Hofmann; Electroreception in Freshwater Catfish: The Biologically Adequate Stimulus: Robert C. Peters et al.; A Morphological and Functional Analysis of the Ampullae of Lorenzini in Selected Galeoid Sharks: W. Raschi et al.; Fish Chromatophores as Sensors of Environmental Stimuli: Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow; Morphology and Immuno Histochemistry of Taste Buds in Bony Fishes: Grazia Tagliafierro and Giacome Zaccone; The Neurobiology of Fish Olfaction: Barabra S. Zielinski and Toshiaki J. Hara; The Adaptive Transfomation of the Palatine-Maxillary System in Catfish: Towards Freedom and Increased Mobility for a Major Device, the Maxillary Barbel: Rui Diogo and Michel Chardon