© 1984

Biology of the Integument


  • 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

About this book


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.


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

  • Book Title Biology of the Integument
  • Book Subtitle Invertebrates
  • Editors J. Bereiter-Hahn
    A.G. Matoltsy
    K.S. Richards
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-13062-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-51595-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-51593-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 844
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Zoology
    Cell Biology
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