Fish Histology: From Cells to Organs, 2nd Edition provides up-to-date information that emphasizes the relationships and concepts by which cell and tissue structures of fish are inextricably linked with their function. The book also describes the most recent development in the sciences of fish histology.
The first edition of this book was well received, and this updated and improved edition includes five brand new chapters on the skeleton of fishes, gas bladder and gas gland, endocrine system, nervous system, and sensory system. Various staining procedures were used in the second edition to enhance contrasts in samples. As a further aid to learning, many new immunohistochemical and ultrastructural images illustrate the text along with a particular emphasis on tables that summarize the morphologic and functional features of cells, tissues, and organs. The text and images for this edition have been updated with the most current information available at the time of publication.
The volume begins with a concise introduction into the histological techniques for fish sampling, followed by an accurate up-to-date description of fish tissues. A chapter is devoted to each organ and organ systems in the fish body as well. In addition, the book includes over 270 diagrams, photos, and illustrations to elucidate the structure of organs and to enhance the usefulness of the text. Key features:
- Provides valuable information on the histology of many species of teleosts
- Explores cells at electron microscopic levels
- Illustrates the characteristics of tissues and organs of fish with over 270 images, most in color
- Highlights advances, trends, and applications in the modern histological techniques and tissue preparations
- Focuses on reproductive organs to provide new knowledge on reproductive biology
- Includes new five chapters, on the Skeleton of Fish, Gas Bladder and Gas Glands, Endocrine System, Nervous System, and Sensory System, for a more complete coverage of Fish Histology.
The author has organized the book to present the information in a user-friendly way to facilitate learning and comprehension. The volume is designed for use by students as well as researchers, biologists, ichthyologists, fish farmers, veterinarians working in fisheries and, of course, by comparative histologists who want to learn more about the fish world.
Table of Contents
2. Introduction to Histotechniques and Fish Gross Anatomy
3. Tissues of Fishes
4. The Muscular Tissues
5. The Skeleton of Fish
6. Cardiovascular System and Blood
7. Immune System
8. Skin and Associated Sense Structures
9. The Digestive System
10. Glands Associated with the Digestive Tract
11. Gas Bladder and Gas Glands
12. Excretory System
13. The Respiratory System
14. Reproductive System
15. Endocrine System
16. Nervous System
17. Sensory System
Doaa M. Mokhtar, PhD, is a Professor of Histology in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Assiut University in Egypt, where she has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses (cytology, general histology of domestic animals, histology of the body systems, histology of avian, and histology of fish) since 2003. Dr. Mokhtar has over 35 publications on fish and related areas to her name. She is also an editor for the journals Cytology & Histology International Journal, Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, and the American Journal of Life Science Researches, and acts as a reviewer for the journals International Journal of Molecular Zoology, Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, Anatomical Record, and Cell Biology International. Dr. Mokhtar is a member of the Egyptian Society of Histology and Cytology.