Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews, Two-Volume Set

1st Edition

Saber Saleuddin, Spencer Mukai

Apple Academic Press
Published November 18, 2016
Reference - 932 Pages - 38 Color & 78 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771884082 - CAT# N11695

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Summary

Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews is an informative two-volume sent that brings together some of the most important recent and unique developments in molluscan physiology.

Volume One focuses on shell structure, mineralization, the dynamics of calcium transport, shell drilling, byssus proteins, locomotion, and reproduction. Volume Two includes reviews on the neural mechanisms of learning, reproductive behavior, responses to environmental stress and hormones, and neurotransmitters.

With the rapid development of cutting-edge proteomic, molecular biological, and cellular imaging techniques, our understanding of molluscan physiology, specifically in the areas of neurobiology, reproductive biology, and shell formation, has increased exponentially over the last several years. With contributions from some of the world’s leading experts in the field of molluscan physiology, this valuable two-volume set fills this void and will serve as an important resource for researchers, professors, and students.

Chapters report on a variety of recent developments and new understanding, including

• biology of byssus threads

• physiology of reproduction in cephalopods

• learning and memory of molluscs

• endocrine disruption in molluscs

• nautilus biology and behavior

• cephalopod locomotion

• neuronal circuitry in molluscs

• reproductive endocrinology

• bioactive peptides in molluscs

The reviews in these two volumes will make a significant contribution to our understanding not only of molluscan physiology but also the physiology of animals in general.

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