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Title Phylogeny, anatomy and physiology of ancient fishes / editors, Giacomo Zaccone, K. Dabrowski, Michael S. Hedrick, J.M.O. Fernandes, José M. Icardo
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Contents Phylogenetic Introduction -- The Occurrence and Function of the NOS/NO System in the Heart of the Eel and the African Lungfish -- Evolutionary Aspects on the Comparative Biology of Lungfishes: Emphasis on South-American Lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa -- Developmental Physiology of the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri -- Aestivation in African Lungfishes: Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology -- Anatomy of the Heart and Circulation in Lungfishes -- The Cardiac Outflow Tract of Primitive Fishes -- Control of Breathing in Primitive Fishes -- The Lung-Swimbladder Issue: A Simple Case of Homology-- Or Not? -- The Gut and Associated Organs in the African Lungfish Protopterus annectens -- Morphology, Histology, and Functional Structure of the Alimentary Canal of Sturgeon -- The Structural Organization in the Olfactory System of the Teleosts and Garfishes -- Hagfish Slime and Slime Glands
Summary This book on ancient fishes unites the work of many specialists coming from different areas of biology. Hagfishes, lungfishes, Chondrosteans, and Holosteans constitute the main subject of study. Fossil records and extant species are compared to establish the conservation or the degeneration of specific characters. However, phylogenetic relationships have mostly been revisited in the light of new molecular and developmental data. The morphology of several organs is also revisited. This volume includes a phylogenetic account of the cardiac outflow tract, and the particulars of the heart and circ
Notes "A science publishers book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed July 31, 2015)
Subject Fishes -- Anatomy.
Fishes -- Phylogeny.
Fishes -- Physiology.
Fishes -- Anatomy.
Fishes -- Phylogeny.
Fishes -- Physiology.
NATURE -- Animals -- Fish.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ichthyology & Herpetology.
Form Electronic book
Author Dabrowski, Konrad, editor.
Fernandes, Jorge M. O., editor
Heck, Michael S., editor
Icardo, José M., editor
Zaccone, Giacomo, editor.
ISBN 1498707564