By: Francesca Trischitta(Editor), Yoshio Takei(Editor), Philippe Sébert(Editor)
370 pages, 6 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Eel of the genus Anguilla is an extraordinary fish, which due to its particular life cycle has fascinated biologists and physiologists ever since the pioneering works of Homer H. Schmidt in the 1930s. The Eel has become an excellent model for various aspects of adaptive physiological research. Despite that, several books dealing with eel biology, aquaculture, fishing, etc., have been published, but there still is a need for a text dealing with eel physiology.
Eel Physiology fills a void in eel literature by presenting various aspects of eel physiology in one comprehensive volume. With its numerous figures and tables and an extensive up-to-date bibliography, it will be of interest not only to researchers and students but also to people engaged in applied research in fishery and aquaculture. Eel is a commercially important fish, but it must be protected from over-exploitation; as such, conservation measures are necessary. It is hoped that Eel Physiology will stimulate and suggest new lines of research.
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Morpho-Functional Design of the Eel Heart
Daniela Amelio, Filippo Garofalo, Sandra Imbrogno, and Bruno Tota
Sex Differences in Energy Metabolism
David M Hunt, Nathan S Hart and Shaun P Collin
Intestinal Absorption of Salts and Water
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Endocrine Control of Osmoregulation
Takehiro Tsukada, Marty Kwok-Shing Wong, Maho Ogoshi, and Shinya Yuge
Regulation of Drinking
Shigenori Nobata and Masaaki Ando
Renal Sulfate Regulation
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Cell Volume Regulation in Eel Intestine
Lionetto Maria Giulia, Giordano Maria Elena and Trifone Schettino
The Immune System
Michael Engelbrecht Nielsen, Joanna J. Meist and Jacob Günther Schmidt
Jonathan Mark Wilson
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