Cockroaches offer a useful and inexpensive alternative to traditional laboratory animals, yet most researchers are unfamiliar with their biology. This unique and comprehensive cockroach handbook is written for everyone from novice to expert. It addresses every aspect of cockroach biology, with a particular emphasis on the neuroendocrine system. Liberally illustrated chapters include such topics as cockroach culture, anatomy, behavior, and various experimental techniques. One of the few available books to provide broad coverage of the neurobiology of a single organism, this second volume is a must for all researchers in biomedical or veterinary fields, as well as for entomologists.

section Section IV|146 pages

Neurohormones and Neurotransmitters

chapter Chapter 13|31 pages

Peptides as Chemical Signals: Hormones to Transmitters

ByMichael E. Adams

chapter Chapter 14|17 pages

Proctolin in the Cockroach: Providing Model Systems for Studying Neuropeptide Transmission

ByCynthia A. Bishop, Jane L. Witten, Michael O’Shea

chapter Chapter 15|31 pages

Isolation and Chemical Characterization of Cockroach Neuropeptides: The Myotropic and Hyperglycemic Peptides

ByBenjamin J. Cook, Renée M. Wagner

chapter Chapter 16|17 pages

Neurobiology of Opioids in Leucophaea Maderae

ByGeorge B. Stefano, Berta Scharrer, Michael K. Leung

chapter Chapter 17|22 pages

Octopamine, Dopamine, and 5-Hydroxytryptamine in the Cockroach Nervous System

ByRoger G. H. Downer

chapter Chapter 18|22 pages

Toxicology and Pharmacology of Neuroactive Agents in the Cockroach

ByDerek W. Gammon

section Section V|54 pages

Metabolic Control

chapter Chapter 19|10 pages

Neuroendocrine Regulation of Fat Body Metabolism

ByLarry L. Keeley

chapter Chapter 20|11 pages

Regulation of Vitellogenesis in Cockroaches

ByFranz Engelmann

chapter Chapter 22|22 pages

Neuroendocrine Regulation of Pheromone Production in Cockroaches

ByCoby Schal, Alan F. Smith

section Section VI|104 pages

Sense Organs, Plasticity, and Behavior

chapter Chapter 23|22 pages

Structure and Function of the Visual Systems of the American Cockroach

ByMichael I. Mote

chapter Chapter 24|21 pages

Circadian Organization in the Cockroach

ByTerry L. Page

chapter Chapter 25|21 pages

Mechanoreceptors: Exteroceptors and Proprioceptors

BySasha N. Zill

chapter Chapter 26|16 pages


ByGünter Seelinger

chapter Chapter 27|12 pages

Learning and Memory in Cockroaches: Methods and Analyses

ByStephen Zawistowski, Ivan Huber

chapter Chapter 28|8 pages

The Cockroach Nervous System as a Model for Aging

ByManfred J. Kern, Rajindar S. Sohal