Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology : Volume 2

 
9780080308036: Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology : Volume 2

Volume 2 on Postembryonic Development deals with such topics as life cycles, structural analysis, imaginal discs, cuticular proteins, intercellular communication, polytene chromosomes, muscle structure and maturation, and regeneration. The chapters show that generality of cell development is to be found in insects, in contrast to the more specialized cells of vertebrates. The way that insect cells preserve their relationships to one another in simple geometries within tubes and sheets has allowed experiments that have given the first records of segmentally repeating gradients and compartments, the first quantitative accounts of the way that cells are coupled, the first descriptions of the remodelling of gap junctions and the modulation of junctional conductivity by hormones. This volume provides up-to-date accounts that will be of value not only to entomologists but also to all researchers in cell and developmental biology.

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1986 The 240 authors of the separate chapters have done an excellent job and provided readable accounts that give the background to the subjects, the present views and in many cases suggestions what should be done next....The volumes are well written, well illustrated and have extensive tabular data....Though the volumes seem expensive they should be considered in terms of a piece of information equipment less than the price of a refrigerated centifruge, a HPLC system, a research microscope or a storage oscilloscope....it will be very useful to have this series of volumes in the laboratory where they can be constantly consulted. They will also be essential to those Departments who do not have an extensive range of journals in their library. -- International Journal of Biochemistry, vol. 18, no. 1

22 August 1989 An essential source of reference for scientists in university departments, agricultural and medical and research laboratories in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries... Espcially valuable to researchers as a comprehensive introduction to the literature. -- Pergamon Press NY

April 1986 Although written for the laboratory worker, the field worker will find much of background relevance to his studies which will save him lengthy searches to the literature. -- European Journal of Forest Pathology

July 1989 These volumes ae an essential source of reference for scientists in university departments, agricultural and medical institutes and research laboratories in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Each article may also be read independently, as a review of the particular subject, and will therefore be especially valuable to researchers embarking on a project in a new field, as a comprehensive introduction to the literature... In my opinion the "Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology" is a magnificent piece of scientific work, that deserves a central place in every entomological library. -- Entomolgia Generalis Vol 14 No's 3/4

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