Phylogenetic and Biochemical Perspectives

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T.P. Mommsen, Peter W. Hochachka
Newnes, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 362 pages
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This new series on The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes grew out of the demand for state-of-the-art review articles in a rapidly expanding field of research. Up to the present, most research literature on biochemistry involved rats and humans, but new breakthroughs in the piscine setting have indicated that the field is ready for a review series of its own. Because of funding and experimental availability restrictions, most research in the field has dealt with fish and insects. Within the insect field, comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology have proceeded along independent paths as opposed to the piscine field, where the tendency has been for the latter to envelop the former.
This volume sets out to make comparative biochemistry and comparative physiology independent of each other within the piscine setting, another important rationale for this review series as well as detailing the phylogenetic evolution of fishes. The goal of the series is to provide researchers and students with an appropriate balance between experimental results and theoretical concepts.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 On the biochemistry and cell physiology of water
1
CHAPTER 2 Evolution of the fish genome
25
the mitochondrial synthesis of glutamine and citrulline
43
CHAPTER 4 Frontiers in the study of the biochemistry and molecular biology of vision and luminescence in fishes
77
CHAPTER 5 Function and evolution of fish hormonal pheromones
109
evolutionary and biochemical perspectives
137
strategies and constraints on the maintenance of solute balance
165
CHAPTER 8 Carbon dioxide and ammonia metabolism and exchange
181
CHAPTER 9 Biochemical aspects of buoyancy in fishes
209
constraints and adaptations
249
thermogenesis ecology and evolution
269
the ectothermy option
313
magnitude and mechanisms of perturbation
323
Species index
345
Subject index
349
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