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Form and Function
Form and Function
1st Edition - January 28, 1988
Editors: Karl M. Wilbur, M. R. Clarke, E. R. Trueman
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This volume reviews the most important advances that have taken place in the interpretation of the structure and function of molluscan systems. A detailed treatment of each organ… Read more
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This volume reviews the most important advances that have taken place in the interpretation of the structure and function of molluscan systems. A detailed treatment of each organ system is presented with particular emphasis on skin, shell, muscle, and excretory systems, and luminescences. Emphasis is given to recent research and the current status of each topic.
Zoologists, paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, malacologists, marine biologists, and their students.
E.R. Trueman and M.R. Clarke, Introduction. K. Simkiss, Molluscan Skin (excluding Cephalopods).A. Packard, The Skin of Cephalopods (Coleoids): General and Special Adaptations.N. Watabe, Shell Structure.S.M. Stanley, Adaptive Morphology of the Shell in Bivalves and Gastropods.P. Ward, Form and Function of the Nautilus Shell: Some New Perspectives.R.B. Toll, Functional Morphology and Adaptive Patterns of the Teuthoid Gladius.J.D. Currey, Shell Form and Strength.W.M. Kier, The Arrangement and Function of Molluscan Muscle.J.E. Morton, The Pallial Cavity.M.J. Wells, The Mantle Muscle and Mantle Cavity of Cephalopods.L.V. Salvini-Plawen, The Structure and Function of Molluscan Digestive Systems.E.B. Andrews, Excretory Systems of Molluscs.P.J. Herring, Luminescent Organs.Index.