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About this book
About this book
Living organisms are endowed with ingenious adaptive mechanisms to cope with the problems of special environments. Fish make an excellent model to depict the interplay of morphological, physiological and biochemical aspects.
The book presents a window to an array of adaptations of aquatic inhabitants which enable them to susist and survive in the uncommon, often hostile, external environment.
Fish Osmoregulation in Special Environments: A.J.R. Pequeux; Alcolapia grahami: A Fish Inhabiting a Highly Alkaline Environment of Lake Magadi, Kenya: Daniel W. Onyango and S.M. Kisia; Cave Fishes: The Consequences of the Life in Darkness: Jakob Parzefall; Circadian Rhythms in Hypogean Fish: With Special Reference to the Cave Loach, Nemacheilus evezardi: A.K. Pati; Hemoglobinless Antarctic Icefish: Adaptations to Living at Sub-zero Temperatures: S.M. Kisia and Daniel W. Onyango; Fish Life in Special Environments: Mitochondrial Function in the Cold: Helga Guderley and Edouard Kraffe; Hypoxic Survival in Two Extremes: Ice Cold Lakes in Northern Europe and Tropical Coral Reefs: Goran Nilsson and Sara Ostlund-Nilsson; Endocrinology of Migratory Fish Life Cycle in Special Environments: The Role of Metamorphoses: Karine Rousseau and Sylvie Dufour; Fish Muscle Function and Pressure: Philippe Sebert; Alepocephaloids, a Key Teleostean Group: Their Myology, Functional Anatomy, Phylogeny and Specialization to Deep-water Environments: Rui Diogo; Diversity and Adaptation in Deep Channel Neotropical Electric Fishes: William G.R. Crampton.