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Physiology of Echinoderms

International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology Zoology

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

Author: John Binyon

Editor: G. A. Kerkut

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 7 2 7 - 6

Physiology of Echinoderms is an 11-chapter book that begins by elucidating the feeding, digestion, and excretion of specific echinoderms. The critical role of amoebocytes in the… Read more

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Physiology of Echinoderms is an 11-chapter book that begins by elucidating the feeding, digestion, and excretion of specific echinoderms. The critical role of amoebocytes in the excretion process involved in these organisms is also explained. This book also describes several aspects of importance to these organisms, including salinity tolerance, osmoregulation, ionic regulation, chemical composition, neural control of locomotion, biochemical affinities, toxins, and immunology. The organisms' physiology in sensory, water vascular system, respiratory system, spawning, neurosecretion, nerves, and muscles are also explained.