Vertebrates

Author: S. M. Kisia
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439840520
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Describing the diversity and features of various vertebrate groups, ranging from the oldest living fishes to the relatively more recent evolution of mammals, this book covers anatomical systems including organs and tissues, as well as their function and differentiation in various vertebrate groups. The authors also discuss the evolution of vertebrate groups from the earliest extinct ancestors to current living vertebrates. The book contains illustrations to clarify various issues as well as discussions of vertebrate features that enable adaptation to aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Renal Structure And Function In Vertebrates

Author: Hans Ditrich
Editor: Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781578083053
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An account of the different morphologies of vertebrate respiratory organs and structures. It explains the essence of different functional designs and strategies that have adaptively developed for the acquisition of molecular oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide. The origins of the various respiratory systems are presented and debated from evolutionary, phylogenetic, behavioural and ecological perspectives. The book carefully outlines the interactions between the environment (the physical realm) and evolution and adaptation (the biological domain) that have set the composition and patterning of extant animal life.

Biological Systems In Vertebrates

Author: J N Maina
Editor: Science Publishers
ISBN: 9781578082520
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Gives an account of the morphologies of vertebrate respiratory organs and attempts to explicate the basis of the common and different structural and functional designs and stratagems that have evolved for acquisition of molecular oxygen. The book has been written with a broad readership in mind: students of biology as well as experts in the disciplines of zoology, physiology, morphology, biological microscopy, biomedical engineering, and ecology and those that work or may contemplate working on materials and aspects concerning respiration in whole organisms will find it useful. Scientists in earth sciences with particular interest on the outcomes of past interactions between environmental factors (the physical domain) and evolution and adaptation (the biological domain), mechanisms that have set the composition, patterning, and anatomies of extant animal life, will find the book of interest.

Comparative Vertebrate Morphology

Author: Douglas Webster
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483272591
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Comparative Vertebrate Morphology provides a comprehensive discussion of vertebrate morphology. The structure-function concept at the level of organs and organ systems is fundamental to an understanding of comparative evolutionary morphology. It is upon these three interrelated aspects—structure, function, and evolution— that that contents of this volume have been organized and presented. The book opens with a discussion of general concepts on vertebrate evolution. This is followed by separate chapters on vertebrate phylogeny, skeletal components, the cranial and postcranial skeleton, muscular tissues, muscular system, and development of the integument, nervous tissues, sense organs, nervous system structure, nervous pathways, and endocrines. Subsequent chapters deal with the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory and water balance, and reproductive systems. This book was designed to meet the needs of a one-semester course for students who have already had an introductory course in biology. It is assumed that the lectures will be supplemented by a laboratory with its own laboratory manual. The organization of the text allows the instructor to coordinate the laboratory and lecture portions of the course.

Muscular System Of Vertebrates

Author: Seth M. Kisia
Editor: Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781578083060
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An account of the different morphologies of vertebrate respiratory organs and structures. It explains the essence of different functional designs and strategies that have adaptively developed for the acquisition of molecular oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide. The origins of the various respiratory systems are presented and debated from evolutionary, phylogenetic, behavioural and ecological perspectives. The book carefully outlines the interactions between the environment (the physical realm) and evolution and adaptation (the biological domain) that have set the composition and patterning of extant animal life.

Hyman S Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Author: Libbie Henrietta Hyman
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226870137
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The purpose of this book, now in its third edition, is to introduce the morphology of vertebrates in a context that emphasizes a comparison of structire and of the function of structural units. The comparative method involves the analysis of the history of structure in both developmental and evolutionary frameworks. The nature of adaptation is the key to this analysis. Adaptation of a species to its environment, as revealed by its structure, function, and reproductive success, is the product of mutation and natural selection–the process of evolution. The evolution of structure and function, then, is the theme of this book which presents, system by system, the evolution of structure and function of vertebrates. Each chapter presents the major evolutionary trends of an organ system, with instructions for laboratory exploration of these trends included so the student can integrate concept with example.

Hemoglobin Function In Vertebrates

Author: G. di Prisco
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847021111
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Int Std Ed General Biology

Author: Peter Russell
Editor: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780495114550
Size: 14,13 MB
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The Mcat Biology Book

Author: Nancy Morvillo
Editor: Nova Press
ISBN: 1889057444
Size: 17,26 MB
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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Biology. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Biology Book provides a comprehensive overview of MCAT biology appropriate for all pre-med students preparing for the MCAT exam. In twenty-one chapters, the basics of biology are described in easy-to-understand text. Illustrations help emphasize relevant topics and clarify difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems modeled after the MCAT exam, with complete explanation of the answers. Also, includes a thorough analysis of the MCAT verbal section. Authors Nancy Morvillo and Matthew Schmidt both obtained their Ph.D. in genetics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Phylogeny And Development Of Catecholamine Systems In The Cns Of Vertebrates

Author: Wilhelmus J. A. Smeets
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521442510
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In this book, the structure, function, and development of brain systems using the catecholamines are comprehensively described for members of all living vertebrate classes. The first part of the book deals with comparative morphology and consists of an introductory chapter on methodology and limitations of catecholamine research followed by surveys of the anatomy and function of catecholamine systems for each vertebrate class. These chapters provide information on the distribution of catecholamines and their synthetic enzymes and on their relationships with specific functional systems and other neurotransmitter systems. In the second part of the book, special attention is paid to the first appearance of enzyme- and catecholamine-immunoreactivity in specific brain regions, to the maturation of catecholaminergic cells and fibers, and to relationships with other developmental events. In the final chapter, the morphological and developmental information is synthesized and major evolution implications and basic principles of organization and function are pointed out. The contributors provide an excellent overview of the current knowledge on organization and evolution of the catecholoaminergic systems of the brain and emphasize that brain catecholamine systems are very ancient and appear to be one of the backbones of the brain.