Vertebrate Endocrinology (4th Edition) by David O. Norris

By David O. Norris

One of many simply books to debate all vertebrates, the fourth version of Vertebrate Endocrinology has been thoroughly reorganized and up-to-date to discover the tricky mechanisms that keep an eye on human body structure and behaviour in addition to that of alternative vertebrate animals. ideal for college kids in endocrinology, zoology, biology and body structure, it permits readers to achieve either an realizing of the complicated relationships between all the physique structures and their law via hormones and different bioregulators, but additionally a feeling in their improvement via evolutionary time in addition to the jobs of hormones at diversified levels of an animal’s existence cycle.

Chapters were reorganized to extra heavily stick with conventional lecture room presentation and large instructed readings are incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy permitting the reader to acquire extra info in addition to attach ideas to the literature on which the ebook is predicated. For the 1st time, this variation gains four-color illustrations in addition to an ancillary website with extra fabrics for instructors.

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M. (2002). Environmental estrogens and reproductive biology in amphibians. General and Comp. Endocrin. 126, 125–129. -K. (2005). “Endocrine Disruptors: Effects on Male and Female Reproductive Systems,” 2nd Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Suggested Reading 29 Newbold, R. , and Jefferson, W. N. (2006). Adverse effects of the model environmental estrogen diethylstilbestrol are transmitted to subsequent generations. Endocrin. 147, Suppl. S11–S17. Norris, D. , and Carr, J. A. (2006). ” Oxford Univ. Press, New York.

The cartilaginous fishes have not been as successful as the higher bony fishes (teleosts) in exploiting the aquatic environment (especially fresh water), and they represent a secondary fish fauna today. 4. Osteichthyes: The Bony Fishes Osteichthyean fishes (osteon, bone) have excelled in exploitation of freshwater and marine habitats. These modern bony fishes may have evolved in fresh water and secondarily invaded the marine habitat. It appears that freshwater bony fishes also gave rise to the first terrestrial vertebrates, the amphibians, probably before the exploitation of the marine environment.

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