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Neurochemical Techniques in Insect Research

  • Heinz Breer
  • Thomas A. Miller

Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. P. D. Evans, A. P. Davenport, M. S. Elias, D. B. Morton, B. A. Trimmer
    Pages 25-46
  3. M. E. Eldefrawi, A. T. Eldefrawi
    Pages 102-124
  4. H. Breer, M. Knipper
    Pages 125-155
  5. R. H. C. Strang
    Pages 182-206
  6. S. Dewhurst, D. Beadle
    Pages 207-222
  7. P. M. Salvaterra, G. D. Crawford, J. L. Klotz, K. Ikeda
    Pages 223-242
  8. G. G. Lunt
    Pages 296-316
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 317-325

About this book

Introduction

Neurochemical Techniques in Insect Research properly emphasizes the insect. It only scratches the surface of the exploding repertoire of general neuro­ chemical techniques that can be applied to insect research in 1985. But it al­ so presents the advantages of using insects for studying certain biological questions that are approachable by neurochemical techniques. Even more so, it summarizes the long list of unique problems encountered in attempting to study insects by neurochemical techniques. As in other volumes of this series, the contributors to this volume are the authorities in the field. They themselves have developed much of the material presented. Thus the sum effort provides a true description of the state of the art; and, pleasantly, it does so in a very complete and clear manner. Readers of this series will not need to be reminded that, despite the fact that vertebrates make up only about 3% of all animal species, research in in­ vertebrates such as insects has lagged behind that on vertebrates, at least in the neurochemistry area; the relative simplicity and large cell size of the in­ sect nervous system has always provided incentive for work in neurophysiol­ ogy and neuroanatomy. Toxicology interests will always stimulate a certain amount of work on insect neuropharmacology, and insects are extremely suitable for several areas of toxin research. Last but not least, the insects are beautiful organisms for which the applications of genetics can be made to the study of nervous system function.

Keywords

Insekten Nervous System Neurochemie anatomy cell genetics insect insects neuroanatomy neurochemistry neuropharmacology pharmacology toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Breer
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich Biologie/ChemieUniversität OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.Department of Entomology, Division of Toxicology & PhysiologyUniversity of California at RiversideRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-70045-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70047-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70045-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6188
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