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Editors: Rayan P. Maes
Book Description:
Insect physiology includes the physiology and biochemistry of insect organ systems. Although diverse, insects are quite similar in overall design, internally and externally. The insect is made up of three main body regions (tagmata), the head, thorax and abdomen. The head comprises six fused segments with compound eyes, ocelli, antennae and mouthparts, which differ according to the insect’s particular diet, e.g. grinding, sucking, lapping and chewing. The thorax is made up of three segments the pro, meso and meta thorax, each supporting a pair of legs which may also differ, depending on function, e.g. jumping, digging, swimming and running. Usually the middle and the last segment of the thorax have paired wings. The abdomen generally comprises eleven segments and contains the digestive and reproductive organs. This new book brings together research from around the globe in this field.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communications

Plant-Herbivore Interaction, with Special Reference to Mulberry Leaves and the Silkworm, Bombyx Mori
(Yukio Sugimura and Sumiharu Nagaoka, Dept. of Applied Biology, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan)pp.1-6

Raman Spectroscopic Characterization of Vespa Orientalis and Paravespula Germanica (Hymenoptera, Vespinae) Silk
(Dmitry V. Galushko, Marian Plotkin, Stanislav Volynchik, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, David J. Bergman, School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Jacob S. Ishay, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv Univ., Ramat Aviv, Israel)pp.7-18

Research and Review Studies

Hydrocarbons and Insects' Social Physiology
(E. Provost, Aix-Marseille Univ., Institut Mediterraneen d'Ecologie et de Paleoecologie, Univ. Paul Cezanne, Europole Mediterraneen de l'Arbois, France)pp.19-72

Addiction to Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Male Danaine Butterflies: A Quest for the Evolutionary Origin of Pharmacophagy
(Keiichi Honda, Dept. of Biofunctional Science and Technology, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima Univ., Higashihiroshima, Japan)pp.73-118

^ An Alarm Clock Hidden in the Cell, with Special Relevance to the Completion of Diapause Development
( Hidenori Kai*1), Naoki Tani1, 2) and Minoru Isobe2), 1) Insect Biochemistry and Biotechnology, United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Koyama, Tottori, 2) Organic Chemistry, School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya)pp.119-142

Make Choices in Insects: Physiology Related to Choices in the Feeding, Mating and Ovipostion
(Luanda Medeiros, Carla Cresoni-Pereira, Fernando Sergio Zucoloto, FFCLRP-USP, Dept. of Biology, Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil)pp.142-184

Biogenic Amines and Division of Reproduction in Social Insects
(Ken Sasaki, Dept. of Brain and Bioinformation Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa, Japan)pp.185-210

Sexual Difference in Seasonal Adaptations of the Rice Bug
(Shin-Ichiro Tachibana, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan)pp.211-230

Photoperiodic Host-Seeking Behavioral Pattern of Mosquitos of Medical Importance
(Hitoshi Kawada, Masahiro Takagi, Dept. of Vector Ecology & Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki Univ., Nagasaki, Japan)pp.231-258

Venom Glands from the Ectoparasitoid Nasonia Vitripennis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteroamlidae) Produce A Calreticulin-Like Protein that Functions in Development Arrest and Cell Death in the Flesh Fly Host, Sarcophaga Bullata Parker (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
(David B. Rivers, Ashley Brogan, Dept. of Biology, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland)pp.259-278

Identification of Peptides Controlling Insect Diapause: Prospects of Developing Novel Biopharmaceutics
(Koichi Suzuki, Ping Yang, Dept. of Agro-Bioscience, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate Univ., Japan)pp.279-294

Odorant-Binding Proteins and Mosquito Repellents: Lessons Learned
(Ann Sodja, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI, Eduardo Palomino, Dept. of Chemistry, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI)pp.295-306

Index pp.307-327

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: pp.327
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-913-1
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