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Insect Hormones

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Dust jacket spine is sunned. The goal of this textbook is to provide students and non-specialists with an overview of the dynamic and wide-ranging science that insect endocrinology has become since its beginnings nearly 80 years ago in the study of insect metamorphosis. The author offers a comprehensive survey of the many roles that hormones play in the biology of insects. Among the topics discussed are the control of moulting, metamorphosis, reproduction, caste determination in social insects, diapause, migration, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, diuresis and behaviour. The account features a summary of the thinking on the complex roles of ecdysone and juvenile hormone in the control of metamorphosis. Throughout, the book's emphasis is on the biology of the organism and the ways in which physiological and developmental regulatory mechanisms are integrated into the insect's life cycle.

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First edition
Author(s):
Nijhout, H Frederik
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0691034664
ISBN-13:
9780691034669
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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Dust jacket spine is sunned. The goal of this textbook is to provide students and non-specialists with an overview of the dynamic and wide-ranging science that insect endocrinology has become since its beginnings nearly 80 years ago in the study of insect metamorphosis. The author offers a comprehensive survey of the many roles that hormones play in the biology of insects. Among the topics discussed are the control of moulting, metamorphosis, reproduction, caste determination in social insects, diapause, migration, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, diuresis and behaviour. The account features a summary of the thinking on the complex roles of ecdysone and juvenile hormone in the control of metamorphosis. Throughout, the book's emphasis is on the biology of the organism and the ways in which physiological and developmental regulatory mechanisms are integrated into the insect's life cycle.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Nijhout, H Frederik
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0691034664
ISBN-13:
9780691034669
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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