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Physiological Systems in Insects

By: Marc J Klowden(Author), Subba Reddy Palli(Author)
713 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Academic Press
Physiological Systems in Insects
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  • Physiological Systems in Insects ISBN: 9780128203590 Edition: 4 Hardback Sep 2022 In stock
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Physiological Systems in Insects, fourth edition explores why insects have become the dominant animals on the planet. Sections describe the historical investigations that have led us to our current understanding of insect systems. Integrated within a basic physiological framework are modern molecular approaches that provide a glimpse of the genetic and evolutionary frameworks that testify to the unity of life on earth. This updated edition describes advances that have occurred in our understanding of hormone action, metamorphosis, and reproduction, along with new sections on the role of microbiomes, insecticide action and its metabolism, and a chapter on genetics, genomics and epigenetic systems.

Physiological Systems in Insects represents a collaborative effort by two internationally known insect physiologists who have instructed graduate courses in insect physiology. As such, it is the ideal resource for entomologists and those in other fields who may require knowledge of insect systems.


1. Signaling Systems
2. Integumentary Systems
3. Developmental Systems
4. Reproductive Systems
5. Behavioral Systems
6. Metabolic Systems
7. Circulatory Systems
8. Excretory Systems
9. Respiratory Systems
10. Locomotor Systems
11. Nervous Systems
12. Communication Systems
13. Genetics, Genomics, and Epigenetics

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Marc Klowden is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho. He has been with the university as a professor since 1988. He received his PhD in Biological and Experimental Pathology from the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr Klowden has authored all editions to-date of Physiological Systems in Insects, published by Elsevier, and has contributed to nearly 100 journal publications. His areas of expertise include entomology, insect physiology, mosquito behavior and reproduction. Dr Klowden currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Vector Ecology.

Subba Reddy Palli is a Professor, Department Chair, and State Entomologist in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky. He has contributed to numerous journal publications in entomology, and he has participated in nearly 30 patents for technologies in insect and plant gene expressions. Dr Palli serves on the editorial boards for such publications as the Journal of Insect Physiology, Annual Review of Entomology, Biopesticides International, and Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

By: Marc J Klowden(Author), Subba Reddy Palli(Author)
713 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Academic Press
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