Current Comparative Approaches

  • Raymond Gilles
  • Jacques Balthazart

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Behavioural Endocrinology of Mammals

  3. Behavioural Endocrinology of Birds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
  4. Sexual Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. M. J. Baum, M. S. Erskine, E. R. Stockman, L. A. Lundell
      Pages 142-148
    3. A. K. Slob, J. T. M. Vreeburg
      Pages 165-179
    4. M. Schumacher, J. Balthazart
      Pages 203-219
    5. M. O. Dada, J. F. Rodriguez-Sierra, C. A. Blake
      Pages 220-245
  5. Comparative Aspects of Aminergic Neurons

  6. Photo-Transduction in Invertebrate Visual Cells

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-415

About these proceedings


This volume is one of those published from the proceedings of the invited lectures to the First International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry I organized at Liege (Belgium) in August 1984 under the auspices of the Section of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry of the International Union of Biological Sciences. In a general foreword to these different volumes, it seems to me appropriate to consider briefly what may be the comparative approach. Living organisms, beyond the diversity of their morphological forms, have evolved a widespread range of basic solutions to cope with the different problems, both organismal and environmental with which they are faced. Soon after the turn of the century, some biologists realized that these solutions can be best comprehended in the frame­ work of a comparative approach integrating results of physiological and biochemical studies done at the organismic, cellular and molecular levels. The development of this approach amongst both physiologists and biochemists remained, however, extremely slow until recently.


biochemistry biology development neurobiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond Gilles
    • 1
  • Jacques Balthazart
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Animal PhysiologyUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratory of BiochemistryUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87601-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87599-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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