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Biology of the Integument

Invertebrates

  • Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
  • A. Gedeon Matoltsy
  • K. Sylvia Richards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction, Intercellular Junctions and Cilia

    1. K. Sylvia Richards
      Pages 1-4
    2. C. R. Green
      Pages 5-16
    3. Michael J. Sanderson
      Pages 17-42
  3. The Diploblastic Level

    1. G. O. Mackie
      Pages 43-46
    2. Manfred Hündgen
      Pages 47-56
    3. Richard N. Mariscal
      Pages 57-68
    4. James G. Tidball
      Pages 69-78
    5. Mari-Luz Hernandez-Nicaise
      Pages 96-111
  4. Acoelomata

    1. Seth Tyler
      Pages 112-131
    2. L. T. Threadgold
      Pages 132-191
    3. A. Dean Befus, Ron B. Podesta
      Pages 192-204
    4. Ray Gibson
      Pages 205-211
  5. Pseudocoelomata

    1. Alan F. Bird
      Pages 212-233
    2. P. J. Whitfield
      Pages 234-241
    3. Volker Storch
      Pages 242-268
  6. Annelida

    1. Ulrich Welsch, Volker Storch, K. Sylvia Richards
      Pages 269-296
    2. Paul G. Schroeder
      Pages 297-309
    3. K. Sylvia Richards
      Pages 310-322
    4. Jørgen Gomme
      Pages 323-367
  7. Annelid-Related Phyla and Cuticle Evolution

    1. Volker Storch
      Pages 368-375
    2. Eve C. Southward
      Pages 376-388
    3. Reinhard M. Rieger
      Pages 389-399
  8. Mollusca

    1. Andreas Bubel
      Pages 400-447
    2. Norimitsu Watabe
      Pages 448-485
    3. Michael G. Stewart
      Pages 486-501
  9. Arthropoda

    1. Michael Locke
      Pages 502-522
    2. Rudolf Alexander Steinbrecht
      Pages 523-553
    3. Friedrich G. Barth, Reinhard Blickhan
      Pages 554-582
    4. R. H. Hackman
      Pages 583-610
    5. A. C. Neville
      Pages 611-625
    6. J. Eric Hillerton
      Pages 626-637
    7. Werner Gnatzy, Franz Romer
      Pages 638-684
    8. Neil F. Hadley
      Pages 685-693
    9. A. R. Gilby
      Pages 694-702
  10. Arthropod-Related Phyla

    1. Volker Storch
      Pages 703-708
    2. Volker Storch
      Pages 709-713
    3. Harmut Greven
      Pages 714-727
  11. Minor Coelomate Phyla

    1. Alwyn Williams
      Pages 728-745
    2. Peter Ahnelt
      Pages 746-755
  12. Echinodermata

    1. Nicholas D. Holland
      Pages 756-774
    2. David R. Bamford
      Pages 775-789
  13. The Protochordates

    1. Ulrich Welsch
      Pages 790-799
    2. Ulrich Welsch
      Pages 800-816
    3. Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
      Pages 817-825
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 827-844

About this book

Introduction

The integument plays an important role in the survival of meta­ zoans by separating and protecting them from a hostile environ­ ment. Its function ranges from protection against injury and in­ fection; partlcipation in the regulation of body temperature and water balance, to respiratory activity, monitoring of the environ­ ment and production of signals related to behaviour. All these result from specific structural, biochemical and physiological properties of intra-and extracellular components of the integu­ ment. Thus its characterization can be best accomplished by a multidisciplinary approach with authors specialized in different fields of science. This multi-author book, in two volumes, provides an up-to­ date survey of the literature. The first volume deals with the integument of invertebrates, the second with that of vertebrates, both organized primarily on a phylum basis. As the level of knowledge on the integument of phyla differs considerably, the information provided is correspondingly either limited or con­ densed. For some of the smaller groups of invertebrates little information is available, as often only a few electron micrographs are to be found in the literature; on the other hand, from the large body of knowledge existing for vertebrates, particularly for mammals, no complete overview can be provided, but publica­ tions giving access to further information have been reviewed critically.

Keywords

Integument biochemistry biology cell cytoskeleton enzyme evolution host resistance insects membrane morphology parasites regeneration regulation resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn
    • 1
  • A. Gedeon Matoltsy
    • 2
  • K. Sylvia Richards
    • 3
  1. 1.Fachbereich BiologieUniversität Kinematische ZellforschungFrankfurt a.M.Germany
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of KeeleKeele, Staffordshire ST5UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-51593-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-51595-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51593-4
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