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Vertebrate Functional Morphology: Horizon of Research in the 21st Century

Edited By: H M Dutta and J S Datta Munshi

487 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #109352 | ISBN: 1578080983
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NHBS Price: £110.00 $140/€131 approx


Introduction to vertebrate functional morphology; the cartilaginous skeleton of the sea lamprey - a family of non-collagen-based cartilages; evolutionary transformations of the respiratory islets of air-breathing organs in teleostean fishes; morphology of a fish head; functional aspects of a morphology - fish respiration, gulping and feeding; taste organs in lower vertebrates, morphology of the gustatory organs in fishes; functional morphology and evolution of the feeding apparatus in squamates; tast organs in lower vertebrates; morphology of the taste organs in amphibia; development and ultrastructure of the amphibian lungs - scanning and transmission electron microscopy study; reproductive systems of caudata amphibia; functional morphology of the woodpeckers feeding apparatus; the case of the cockatoo bill, horse hoof, whale baleen and turkey beard - integument as a model system to explore the concepts of homology and non-homology; the renal structure from fishes to birds; comparative morph-functional description of animal vessels; morphology of the digestive system in insectivora and chiroptera; mammalian reproduction - form and function; 3D reconstruction - an auspicious method in morphological research.

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