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Biology of the insect midgut

Author: M J Lehane; P F Billingsley
Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Entomological research benefits from a great diversity of technical approaches - from the molecular to the descriptive - and these are applied to an even greater diversity of insect species. The  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Lehane; P F Billingsley
ISBN: 041261670X 9780412616709
OCLC Number: 36214159
Description: xvi, 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of contributors. Preface. Part One: Structural biology of the midgut. 1. Structure and ultrastructure of the insect midgut; P.F. Billingsley, M.J. Lehane. 2. Midgut development; K.M. Baldwin, et al. 3. Midgut endocrine cells; F. Sehnal, D. Zitnan. 4. The peritrophic matrix; R.L. Tellam. 5. Structural macromolecules of the cell membranes and the extracellular matrices of the insect midgut; N.J. Lane, et al. Part Two: Digestion and transport. 6. Digestive enzymes; W.R. Terra, et al. 7. Mechanisms controlling the synthesis and secretion of digestive enzymes in insects; M.J. Lehane, et al. 8. Compartmentalization of digestion; W.R. Terra, et al. 9. Ion transport in Lepidoptera; U. Klein, et al. 10. Amino acid absorption; V.F. Sacchi, M.G. Wolfersberger. 11. Lipid and sugar absorption; S. Turunen, K. Crailsheim. Part Three: The midgut as a target for control strategies. 12. Immune intervention against blood-feeding insects; P. Willadsen, P.F. Billingsley. 13. Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins: action on the insect midgut; P.V. Pietrantonio, S.S. Gill. 14. Antinutritive plant defence mechanisms; G.W. Felton, J.A. Gatehouse. Part Four: The midgut as an environment for other organisms. 15. Microbialsymbioses in the midgut of insects; A.E. Douglas, C.B. Beard. 16. Insect-transmitted pathogens in the insect midgut; D.C. Kaslow, S. Welburn. Index.
Responsibility: edited by M.J. Lehane and P.F. Billingsley.

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`This book provides an in-depth review of the physiology of the insect midgut. The volume is timely as there has recently been an upsurge in interest in insect digestive physiology.' Zoologie

 
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