ABSTRACT

Physiology of Molluscs: A Collection of Selected Reviews is an informative two-volume sent that brings together some of the most important recent and unique developments in molluscan physiology.

Volume One focuses on shell structure, mineralization, the dynamics of calcium transport, shell drilling, byssus proteins, locomotion, and reproduction. Volume Two includes reviews on the neural mechanisms of learning, reproductive behavior, responses to environmental stress and hormones, and neurotransmitters.

With the rapid development of cutting-edge proteomic, molecular biological, and cellular imaging techniques, our understanding of molluscan physiology, specifically in the areas of neurobiology, reproductive biology, and shell formation, has increased exponentially over the last several years. With contributions from some of the world’s leading experts in the field of molluscan physiology, this valuable two-volume set fills this void and will serve as an important resource for researchers, professors, and students.

Chapters report on a variety of recent developments and new understanding, including

• biology of byssus threads

• physiology of reproduction in cephalopods

• learning and memory of molluscs

• endocrine disruption in molluscs

• nautilus biology and behavior

• cephalopod locomotion

• neuronal circuitry in molluscs

• reproductive endocrinology

• bioactive peptides in molluscs

The reviews in these two volumes will make a significant contribution to our understanding not only of molluscan physiology but also the physiology of animals in general.

chapter |4 pages

ABOUT THE EDITORS

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CONTENTS

chapter |2 pages

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS

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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

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PREFACE

chapter 1|42 pages

DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVES ON MOLLUSCAN SHELLS, PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

ByKevin M. Kocot, Carmel McDougall, Bernard M. Degnan

chapter 2|34 pages

DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVES ON MOLLUSCAN SHELLS, PART 2: CELLULAR ASPECTS

ByKenneth Simkiss

chapter 4|40 pages

THE ROLE OF METAL IONS IN THE MUSSEL BYSSUS

ByAntje Reinecke, Matthew J. Harrington

chapter 5|36 pages

PHYSIOLOGY OF ENVENOMATION BY CONOIDEAN GASTROPODS

ByBaldomero M. Olivera, Alexander Fedosov, Julita S. Imperial, Yuri Kantor

chapter 6|30 pages

ESCAPE RESPONSES BY JET PROPULSION IN SCALLOPS

ByHelga E. Guderley, Isabelle Tremblay

chapter 7|56 pages

LOCOMOTION OF COLEOID CEPHALOPODS

ByJean Alupay, Jennifer Mather

chapter 8|28 pages

KEY MOLECULAR REGULATORS OF METABOLIC RATE DEPRESSION IN THE ESTIVATING SNAIL OTALA LACTEA

ByChristopher J. Ramnanan, Ryan A. Bell, John-Douglas Matthew Hughes

chapter 9|94 pages

GASTROPOD ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO STRESS

ByMarie-Agnès Coutellec, Thierry Caquet