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Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects
  • Author : Marc J. Klowden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :688
  • ISBN : 9780123694935
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Summary : As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The 2nd edition of this standard text for insect physiology courses and entomologists provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the role of insect molecular biology, nueroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects. * Full update of a widely used text for students and researchers in entomology and zoology * Includes recent research that uses molecular techniques to uncover physiological mechanisms * Includes a glossary of physiological terms * New, extended section on locomotive systems * Provides abundant figures derived from scientific reports

Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects
  • Author : Marc J Klowden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-15
  • Total pages :696
  • ISBN : 9780124159709
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Summary : Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the roles of molecular biology, neuroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. All chapters in the new edition are updated, with major revisions to those covering swiftly evolving areas like endocrine, developmental, behavioral, and nervous systems. The new edition includes the latest details from the literature on hormone receptors, behavioral genetics, insect genomics, neural integration, and much more. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects and is a valuable addition to the collection of any researcher or student working with insects. There are about 10 quintillion insects in the world divided into more than one million known species, and some scientists believe there may be more than 30 million species. As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The internationally respected third edition of Marc Klowden's standard reference for entomologists and researchers and textbook for insect physiology courses provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Third edition has been updated with new information in almost every chapter and new figures Includes an extensive up-to-date bibliography in each chapter Provides a glossary of common entomological and physiological terms

Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects
  • Author : Marc J Klowden,Marc J. Klowden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-26
  • Total pages :688
  • ISBN : 9780080551159
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Summary : As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The 2nd edition of this standard text for insect physiology courses and entomologists provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the role of insect molecular biology, nueroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects. * Full update of a widely used text for students and researchers in entomology and zoology * Includes recent research that uses molecular techniques to uncover physiological mechanisms * Includes a glossary of physiological terms * New, extended section on locomotive systems * Provides abundant figures derived from scientific reports

Physiological Systems in Insects

Physiological Systems in Insects
  • Author : Marc J. Klowden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-09-13
  • Total pages :688
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105123392636
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Summary : Endocrine Systems; Integumentary Systems; Developmental Systems; Reproductive Systems; Behavioral Systems; Metabolic Systems; Circulatory Systems; Excretory Systems; Respiratory Systems; Locomotor Systems; Nervous Systems; Communication Systems.

Advances in Insect Physiology

Advances in Insect Physiology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-01
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 9780128203682
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Summary : Advances in Insect Physiology, Volume 59, examines the molecular and developmental origins of insect extended phenotypes, their diverse physiological functions, their consequences for the ecology and evolution of insects, and their biotic partners. Chapters cover recent ideas about the significance and roles of extended phenotypes and provide overviews of the latest advances. Written for a broad audience of researchers and students, the book's chapters establish extended phenotypes as focal structures for understanding genotype-to-phenotype maps, the origins and consequences of complex traits among multiple interacting partners, and the roles they may play in providing resilience against climate change. Compiles and synthesizes the latest advances in understanding extended phenotypes Provides detailed information on molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning formation and control of extended phenotypes Gives comprehensive implications of extended phenotypes for ecology, evolution and applied systems

The Principles of Insect Physiology

The Principles of Insect Physiology
  • Author : Vincent B. Wigglesworth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :827
  • ISBN : 9789400959736
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Summary : INSECTS PROVIDE an ideal medium in which to study all the problems of physiology. But if this medium is to be used to the best advantage, the principles and peculiarities of the insect's organization must be first appreciated. It is the purpose of this book to set forth these principles so far as they are understood at the present day. There exist already many excellent text-books of general ento mology; notably those of Imms, Weber, and Snodgrass, to mention only the more recent. But these authors have necessarily been preoccupied chiefly with describing the diversity of form among insects; discussions on function being correspondingly condensed. In the present work the emphasis is reversed. Struc ture is described only to an extent sufficient to make the physiological argument intelligible. Every anatomical peculiarity, every ecological specialization, has indeed its physiological counterpart. In that sense, anatomy, physiology and ecology are not separable. But regarded from the standpoint from which the present work is written, the endless modifications that are met with among insects are but illustrations of the general principles of their physiology, which it is the aim of this book to set forth. Completeness in such a work is not possible, or desirable; but an endeavour has been made to illustrate each physiological characteristic by a few concrete examples, and to include sufficient references to guide the student to the more important sources. The physiology of insects is to some the handmaid of Economic Entomology.

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects
  • Author : Jon F. Harrison,H. Arthur Woods,Stephen P. Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-26
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 9780199225941
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Summary : Insects are the most ecologically important multicellular heterotrophs in terrestrial systems. This book presents a current and comprehensive overview of how the key physiological traits of insects respond to environmental variation.

Current Trends of Insect Physiology and Population Dynamics: Modeling Insect Phenology, Demography, and Circadian Rhythms in Variable Environments

Current Trends of Insect Physiology and Population Dynamics: Modeling Insect Phenology, Demography, and Circadian Rhythms in Variable Environments
  • Author : Petros T. Damos,Sibylle C. Stoeckli,Alexandros Rigas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-12
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9782889454891
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Summary : The current eBook collection includes substantial scientific work in describing how insect species are responding to abiotic factors and recent climatic trends on the basis of insect physiology and population dynamics. The contributions can be broadly split into four chapters: the first chapter focuses on the function of environmental and mostly temperature driven models, to identify the seasonal emergence and population dynamics of insects, including some important pests. The second chapter provides additional examples on how such models can be used to simulate the effect of climate change on insect phenology and population dynamics. The third chapter focuses on describing the effects of nutrition, gene expression and phototaxis in relation to insect demography, growth and development, whilst the fourth chapter provides a short description on the functioning of circadian systems as well as on the evolutionary dynamics of circadian clocks.

Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects

Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insects
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-26
  • Total pages :380
  • ISBN : 9780128023488
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Summary : Physiology, Behavior, Genomics of Social Insects provides comprehensive information on the social insect groups described, including new and unique reviews on emerging model social organisms. The book's interdisciplinary approach integrates behavior, genomics, and physiology, providing readers with great insights into the present state of a rapidly expanding area of research. It also discusses areas where new research tools will bring hope to longstanding problems. Provides the latest research on the genomics, behavior and physiology of social insects Presents diverse and authoritative syntheses on the relationship between genomics, physiology, and the fascinating behavior of social insects Takes an in-depth look of the current state of social insect research and its future path

Insect Biology in The Future

Insect Biology in The Future
  • Author : Michael Locke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-02
  • Total pages :994
  • ISBN : 9780323141857
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Summary : Insect Biology in the Future: ""VBW 80"" contains essays presented to Sir Vincent Wigglesworth during his 80th year. Wigglesworth is fairly designated as the founding father and remarkable leader of insect physiology. His papers and other works significantly contribute to this field of study. This book, dedicated to him, underlines the value of insect material in approaching a wide spectrum of biological issues. The essays in this book tackle the insects' physiology, including their evolution and dominance. The papers also discuss the various avenues of water loss and gain as interrelated components of overall water balance in land arthropods. This reference suggests possible areas for further research mainly at the whole animal level. It also describes the fat body, hemolymph, endocrine control of vitellogenin synthesis, reproduction, growth, hormones, chemistry, defense, and survival of insects. Other topics of importance include cell communication and pattern formation in insects; plant-insect interaction; and insecticides.

Insect Physiology (21st Century Biology and Agriculture: Textbook Series)

Insect Physiology (21st Century Biology and Agriculture: Textbook Series)
  • Author : K.P. Sanjayan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-01
  • Total pages :698
  • ISBN : 9789387991958
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Summary : This textbook contains important, comprehensive and in-depth account of all aspects of insect physiology, providing wherever necessary also the fundamental knowledge of the various systems. Although it is aimed as a resource material for postgraduate students of entomology, it would serve as an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect biochemists. To achieve this goal, extensive references have been made to several textbooks and reviews, to a few research papers dealing with applied aspects of insect physiology and the resources available over the net. The first chapter deals with the anatomical and physiological attributes of the integument conferring insect success with a discussion on the use of the chemical properties of the cuticle to design novel molecules to control insect pests. The chapter also indicates that the structural design of the cuticle could itself be applied in the field of material science to develop hard structures which can withstand the harshness of the environment. Chapter two discusses the diversity in growth and life cycle patterns in insects. Chapters three and six deals with the digestive and excretory systems as potential targets for pest management. Aspects of the circulatory system of insects are presented along with an account on the new frontiers in insect immunity in chapter four. This would appraise the reader on the possible improved use of entomopathogens in biological control, in the discovery of antimicrobial molecules that can be exploited by humans, and of new strategies for management of insect vectors of human and animal disease. While the dynamism of the respiratory system (Chapter five) is presented as a key to their success, the use of the knowledge thus gained in fluid dynamics and biomechanical research is mentioned. An up to date account on the insect nervous system is presented in Chapter seven, together with a note on learning, memory and intelligence in insects. Chapter eight deals with the reproductive system of insects while chapter nine deals with hormones and regulation of metabolism, moulting and diapause. General protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and their energetic are presented in chapter ten along with the physiology of regulation in cold hardiness and flight. Chapter eleven deals with muscular coordination while an in depth account on the sensory physiology and behaviour is presented in chapter twelve.

The Physiology of Insect Reproduction

The Physiology of Insect Reproduction
  • Author : Franz Engelmann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-26
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781483186535
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Summary : The Physiology of Insect Reproduction provides a comprehensive coverage of insect reproductive system. The title details basic phenomena governing reproductive processes in insects, with the whole spectrum of an insect reproductive cycle. The text first covers insect genitalia, and proceeds to discussing sex determination. Next, the selection talks about the development of unfertilized eggs in insects. The text also deals with gonadal development, along with insect mating behavior. Chapter 7 details the factors that affect egg production and fecundity, while Chapter 8 tackles hormonal control of egg maturation. The ninth chapter covers endocrine influence on reproduction in the male insect. The next chapters discuss oviposition, heterogony, and viviparity. The last two chapters deal with functional hermaphroditism and insect societies, respectively. The book will be of great use to students and researchers in the field of entomology.

Target Receptors in the Control of Insect Pests:

Target Receptors in the Control of Insect Pests:
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-02
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780123946096
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Summary : The latest volume in this series contains articles on insect growth disruptors. The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future. Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology Discusses arachnid physiology and behaviour Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines

Insect Clocks

Insect Clocks
  • Author : D. S. Saunders
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-19
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781483182186
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Summary : Insect Clocks is mainly concerned with the phenomena in which ""environmental time"" has a practical implication for the life of insects for them to perform behavioral or physiological episodes at the ""right time"" and season. This text first discusses the concept of rhythms and clocks, along with the seasonal changes in the environment that affect a particular group of organisms. This book then explains circadian rhythms of insects. Photoperiodism and seasonal cycles of development; photoperiodic response, clock, and counter; and other types of insect clock are also tackled. This text concludes by explaining the anatomical location of photoreceptors and clocks. This publication will be invaluable to those interested in studying insects and their development affected by circles of influences.

Energy Metabolism in Insects

Energy Metabolism in Insects
  • Author : Roger G. H. Downer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9781461592211
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Summary : The scientific program for the XVI International Congress of Entomology, held in Kyoto, Japan August 3-9, 1980 included a symposium on the subject of "Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation in Insects." The symposium provided an opportunity to integrate knowledge, and focus attention, on an important and fundamental aspect of insect biochemis try/physiology. The energy metabolism of insects differs from that of other animals in a variety of ways, including the prodigious amounts of energy expended by flying insects, the presence in hemolymph of large concentrations of sugar in the form of the nonreducing disaccharide tre halose, the transport of fat in the form of diacylglycerol, and the periodic mobilization and deposition of cuticular components during development. These differences, together with hormones, neurohormones, and neu rotransmitters that are specific to (or functionally different in) insects, serve to demonstrate the unique nature of energy metabolism in insects. An obvious corollary from the demonstrated uniqueness of insect energy metabolism is that an understanding of the process may lead to the de velopment of new, specific agents or strategies for the suppression of insect pests. The present volume is an expanded version of the Kyoto symposium.

Insect Integument and Colour

Insect Integument and Colour
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-09
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 0123813905
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Summary : Advances in Insect Physiology publishes eclectic and thematic volumes containing important, comprehensive and in-depth reviews of all aspects of insect physiology. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists and insect biochemists. First published in 1963, the serial is now edited by Steve Simpson and Jerome Casas to provide an international perspective. This thematic volume on insect integument and colour contributes to the revival of insect integrative biology. Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology Discusses physiological diversity in insects Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines

The Physiology of Insecta

The Physiology of Insecta
  • Author : Morris Rockstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1964
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:473600730
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Insect Diets

Insect Diets
  • Author : Allen Carson Cohen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-06-15
  • Total pages :473
  • ISBN : 9781466591950
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Summary : Dr. Allen Carson Cohen’s new edition of Insect Diets: Science and Technology continues to provide a current, integrated review of the field of insect diets. It reaffirms and expands upon the belief that the science of diet development and the technology of diet application in rearing programs require formal foundations and guidelines. Cohen argues for a data-driven approach as well as a focus on humane treatment in insect rearing programs. He also calls for academics and industries to make a new push toward statistical process control (SPC) in their approaches to rearing in general, using his own work with insects as a paradigm. This approach yields the benefits of careful scientific analysis by addressing issues of quality and efficiency in academic research and industrial practices and applications. See What’s New in the Second Edition: This edition expands upon the role of food science in the use of artificial diets in rearing programs, especially texture analysis with rheological techniques. It includes an entirely new chapter focused solely on the subject of food quality in insect diets. The book also revisits microbial relationships to insect diets as a powerful influence on their feeding processes and emphasizes a new, better understanding and utilization of the relationship between insects and microbes in artificial diets. Cohen also expands his vision of the future of insect rearing, including the use of insects themselves as a potential food source for a rapidly expanding global human population. To that end, this book gives you guidelines to develop, use, and evaluate artificial diets in order to improve their cost and scientific efficiency in the rearing of insects, because as the author urges, it is important to "know your insect." This understanding will serve the multifaceted goals of using insect rearing for research and teaching, pest management strategies and biocontrol agents, as food for other organisms, and for many other purposes.

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Author : Lawrence Irwin Gilbert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :563
  • ISBN : 9780123847478
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Summary : The publication of the extensive seven-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science provided a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science. One of the most swiftly moving areas in entomological and comparative research is molecular biology, and this volume, Insect Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is designed for those who desire a comprehensive yet concise work on important aspects of this topic. This volume contains ten fully revised or rewritten chapters from the original series as well as five completely new chapters on topics such as insect immunology, insect genomics, RNAi, and molecular biology of circadian rhythms and circadian behavior. The topics included are key to an understanding of insect development, with emphasis on the cuticle, digestive properties, and the transport of lipids; extensive and integrated chapters on cytochrome P450s; and the role of transposable elements in the developmental processes as well as programmed cell death. This volume will be of great value to senior investigators, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and advanced undergraduate research students. It can also be used as a reference for graduate courses and seminars on the topic. Chapters will also be valuable to the applied biologist or entomologist, providing the requisite understanding necessary for probing the more applied research areas related to insect control. Topics specially selected by the editor-in-chief of the original major reference work Fully revised and new contributions bring together the latest research in the rapidly moving fields of insect molecular biology and insect biochemistry, including coverage of development, physiology, immunity and proteomics Full-color provides readers with clear, useful illustrations to highlight important research findings

Low Temperature Biology of Insects

Low Temperature Biology of Insects
  • Author : David L. Denlinger,Richard E. Lee, Jr
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-01-28
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781139485470
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Summary : Low temperature is a major environmental constraint impacting the geographic distribution and seasonal activity patterns of insects. Written for academic researchers in environmental physiology and entomology, this book explores the physiological and molecular mechanisms that enable insects to cope with a cold environment and places these findings into an evolutionary and ecological context. An introductory chapter provides a primer on insect cold tolerance and subsequent chapters in the first section discuss the organismal, cellular and molecular responses that allow insects to survive in the cold despite their, at best, limited ability to regulate their own body temperature. The second section, highlighting the evolutionary and macrophysiological responses to low temperature, is especially relevant for understanding the impact of global climate change on insect systems. A final section translates the knowledge gained from the rest of the book into practical applications including cryopreservation and the augmentation of pest management strategies.

Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects

Phenotypic Plasticity of Insects
  • Author : Douglas Whitman,T. N. Ananthakrishnan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :894
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02868193E
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Summary : This book explores the profound importance of phenotypic plasticity as a central organizing theme for understanding biology. Chapters take a broad, integrative approach to explain how physical and biological environmental stimuli (temperature, photoperiod, nutrition, population density, predator presence, etc.), influence insect biochemical, physiological, learning, and developmental processes, altering phenotype, which then influences performance, ecology, life-history, survival, fitness, and subsequent evolution. Topics include endocrinology, development, body size, allometry, polyphenism, reproduction, reproductive and life-history tradeoffs, alternative mating and life-history strategies, density-dependent prophylaxis, physiological adaptation, acclimation, homeostasis, heat-shock proteins, learning, adaptive anti-predator behavior, and evolution of phenotypic plasticity.