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The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 4: Physiology

  • The first extensive overview of crustacean physiology in two decades.
  • The fourth volume in The Natural History of Crustacea series
  • An updated volume, focusing on the last 25 years after advances have been made in the fields of crustacean endocrinology, genomics and proteomics, topics that are well-represented in this proposal

Series: The Natural History of the Crustacea Volume: 4

By: Ernest S Chang(Editor), Martin Thiel(Editor)

512 pages, 12 plates with colour & b/w photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #220169 | ISBN-13: 9780199832415
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About this book

The Crustacea is one of the dominant invertebrate groups, displaying staggering diversity in form and function, and spanning the full spectrum of Earth's environments. Crustaceans are increasingly used as model organisms in all fields of biology, as few other taxa exhibit such a variety of body shapes and adaptations to particular habitats and environmental conditions. Physiology is the fourth volume in The Natural History of the Crustacea series, and the first book in over twenty-five years to provide an overview of the comparative physiology of crustaceans. An understanding of physiology is crucial to a comprehension of the biology of this fascinating invertebrate group. Written by a group of internationally recognized experts studying a wide range of crustacean taxa and topics, The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 4: Physiological Regulation synthesizes current research in a format that is accessible to a wide scientific audience.


Chapter 1. Endocrinology of Molting
Simon G. Webster

Chapter 2. Endocrinology of Metabolism and Water Balance - Crustacean Hyperglycemic Hormone
Simon G. Webster

Chapter 3. Adaptive Color Change and the Molecular Endocrinology of Pigment Translocation in Crustacean Chromatophores
John Campbell McNamara and Sarah Ribeiro Milograna

Chapter 4. Muscle Structure, Fiber Types, and Physiology
Scott Medler and Donald L. Mykles

Chapter 5. Skeletal Muscle Differentiation, Growth, and Plasticity
Donald L. Mykles and Scott Medler

Chapter 6. Regeneration in Crustaceans
Penny M. Hopkins and Sunetra Das

Chapter 7. Circulatory Physiology
Ian J. McGaw and Carl L. Reiber

Chapter 8. Osmoregulation and Excretion
Jehan Hervé Lignot and Guy Charmantier

Chapter 9. Nutrition and Digestion
Reinhard Saborowski

Chapter 10. Responses to Environmental Stresses: Oxygen, Temperature and pH
Nia M. Whiteley and Edwin W. Taylor

Chapter 11. Oxygen Transport Proteins in Crustacea: Hemocyanin and Hemoglobin
Nora B. Terwilliger

Chapter 12. Energetics and Metabolic Regulation
Ana Gabriela Jimenez and Stephen T. Kinsey

Chapter 13. Crustacean Genomics and Functional Genomic Responses to Environmental Stress and Infection
Jonathon H. Stillman and David A. Hurt

Chapter 14. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Peter L. deFur and Laura E. Williams

Chapter 15. Some Physiological Responses of Crustaceans to Toxicants
Judith S. Weis

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Ernest S. Chang is a Professor at the Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. Martin Thiel is Professor of Marine Biology at Universidad Catolica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile.

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