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Water Balance in Land Arthropods

  • Eric B. Edney

Part of the Zoophysiology and Ecology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Writers on arthropod water relationships range from bio­ physicists and biochemists to population ecologists-a fact that gives cause to wonder whether the field is already too heterogeneous to be written about in a single book by a single author. I have partly avoided the problem by concentrating largely on physiological mechanisms and by omitting most aspects of behavioural regulation and most aspects of heat balance and body temperature, except when these impinge directly on water balance. Even within this limited field there has been a lot of work during the past twenty years, as a result of which some problems have been solved (or at least more clearly defined), and many others have been opened up. On the whole there has been a welcome change to a more rigorous experimental approach and it is now possible for water balance people to state their problems in physiological terms. Good progress has been made towards understanding the mechanisms involved in nearly all avenues of water uptake and loss, although problems indeed remain. The cuticle has yielded part of its secrets to electron micrography, but ex­ ploration by means oflipid biochemistry among other techniques is necessary for a real understanding of cuticle permeability.

Keywords

Crustacea Gliederfüsser Integument Wasserhaushalt Water animals arthropods biochemistry chemistry electron heat insects osmoregulation population system

Authors and affiliations

  • Eric B. Edney
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-81105-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81107-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81105-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0720-1842
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