Автор: Anthony P. Farrell Название: Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment Издательство: Academic Press Год: 2011 ISBN: 978-0123745453 Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 67,5 mb Страниц: 2272
Fish form an extremely diverse group of vertebrates. At a conservative estimate at least 40% of the world's vertebrates are fish. On the one hand they are united by their adaptations to an aquatic environment and on the other they show a variety of adaptations to differing environmental conditions - often to extremes of temperature, salinity, oxygen level and water chemistry. They exhibit an array of behavioural and reproductive systems. Interesting in their own right, this suite of adaptive physiologies provides many model systems for both comparative vertebrate and human physiologists.
Broadly organised into four themes, articles cover Functional, Thematic, and Phylogenetic Physiology, and Fish Genomics.