Respiration and metabolism of embryonic vertebrates

Satellite Symposium of the 29th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Sydney, Australia, 1983

  • Roger S. Seymour

Part of the Perspectives in vertebrate science book series (PIVS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Rosemary McIndoe, D. G. Smith
    Pages 55-69
  3. Gary C. Packard, Mary J. Packard
    Pages 99-119
  4. Craig Patrick Black, Geoffrey F. Birchard, Gordon W. Schuett, Virginia D. Black
    Pages 137-145
  5. Mary J. Packard, Gary C. Packard
    Pages 155-179
  6. James Metcalfe, Michael K. Stock, Rolf L. Ingermann
    Pages 205-219
  7. Fabiola Leon-Velarde, Jose Whittembury, Cynthia Carey, Carlos Monge
    Pages 245-257
  8. Cynthia Carey, Donald F. Hoyt, Theresa L. Bucher, Diane L. Larson
    Pages 259-270
  9. Pavel Kučera, Eric Raddatz, Anne Baroffio
    Pages 299-309
  10. David Randall, Bren Gannon, Sue Runciman, R. V. Baudinette
    Pages 423-436
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 438-445

About this book


The papers in this volume were presented at an international symposium, held in South Australia on September 8-10, 1983. The purpose of the meeting was to present the comparative physiology of gas exchange, water balance and energet­ ics of developing vertebrate embryos. contributions were invited from leading research workers in an attempt to represent the forefront of investigation of all vertebrate classes and to promote a broadly comparative approach to the study of embryonic physiology. These proceedings therefore reflect the current level of research activity focus­ ing on each group of vertebrates. While considerable expansion and specializa­ tion has occurred in the area of avian embryos over the last decade, work on reptilian embryos is less developed and that on fish and amphibians is still in its infancy. Although a great deal is known about respiration and metabolism in embryos of placental mammals, the physiology associated with the curious mode of development of monotreme and marsupial embryos has not been examined until recently. In this symposium. the well-studied vertebrate classes are repre­ sented primarily by specific research papers that document original work. These are balanced by more extensive reviews of the lesser known classes.


adaptation amphibians bird development evolution mammals morphology physiology reptiles system vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger S. Seymour
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6538-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6536-2
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