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Osmotic and Ionic Regulation

Cells and Animals, 1st Edition

Edited by David H. Evans

CRC Press

606 pages | 141 B/W Illus.

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In the 40 years since the classic review of osmotic and ionic regulation written by Potts and Parry, there has been astonishing growth in scientific productivity, a marked shift in the direction and taxonomic distribution of research, and amazing changes in the technology of scientific research

"…It is indicative of the growth of the subject that as time passes the number of authors needed to review the subject grows exponentially. The time is ripe for a new survey of the subject and Dr. Evans is to be congratulated on the expert crew that he has recruited."

—From the foreword by W.T.W. Potts

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation: Cells and Animals not only fills a gap in the literature, but delineates the new approaches, outlooks, and findings that define how the field has changed. Providing the first comprehensive summary of the fundamentally important mechanisms of ionic and osmotic regulation in 40 years, it ties the new findings to the older work of Potts and Parry.

This book, written by accepted leaders in this field dealing with the ecology to the molecular biology of the processes and the taxa, provides background information in a broad range of disciplines such as zoology, evolutionary biology, physiology, ichthyology, aquaculture, marine biology, entomology, herpetology, avian biology, human nephrology, conservation biology, and pharmacology.

Table of Contents

Osmoregulation: Some Principles of Water and Solute Transport, D.C. Dawson and X. Liu

Volume Regulation and Osmosensing in Animal Cells, K. Choe and K. Strange

The Contractile Vacuole Complex and Cell Volume Control in Protozoa, R.D. Allen, T. Tominaga, and Y. Naitoh

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Molluscs, L. Deaton

Osmoregulation in Annelids, R.L. Preston

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Aquatic Arthropods, G. Charmantier, M. Charmantier-Daures, and D. Towle

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Insects, K.W. Beyenbach and P.M. Piermarini

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Fishes, D.H. Evans and J.B. Claiborne

Osmotic and Ion Regulation in Amphibians, S.D. Hillyard, N. Møbjerg, S. Tanaka, and E. Hviid Larsen

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Reptiles, W.H. Dantzler and S.D. Bradshaw

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Birds, E.J. Braun

Osmotic and Ionic Regulation in Mammals, R.K.H. Kinne and M.L. Zeidel

Index

About the Editor

David H. Evans, PhD , is professor emeritus of Zoology at the University of Florida. Dr. Evans received his AB in Zoology from DePauw University, Indiana, in 1962 and his PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, California, in 1967. He held postdoctoral positions in the Biological Sciences Department of the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, and the Groupe de Biologie Marine du C.E.A., Villefranche-sur-mer, France, in 1967 and 1968. In 1969, he joined the Department of Biology at the University of Miami, Florida, as assistant professor and served as professor and chair from 1978 to 1981, when he became professor of Zoology at the University of Florida. He served as chair of that department from 1982 to 1985 and 2001 to 2006. He also held affiliate professorships in the departments of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Physiology and Functional Genomics at the University of Florida. Dr. Evans served as Director of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), Salisbury Cove, Maine, from 1983 to 1992, as well as Director of the MDIBL’s Center for Membrane Toxicity Studies from 1985 to 1992. He served on a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Acid Rain Peer Review Panel from 1982 to 1984 and on the Physiology and Behavior Panel of the National Science Foundation from 1992 to 1996. He is a member of the Society for Experimental Biology, Sigma Xi, and the American Physiological Society. He has served on the editorial boards of The Biological Bulletin , Journal of Experimental Biology , Physiological and Biochemical Zoology , Journal of Experimental Zoology, and Journal of Comparative Physiology . He is currently serving on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Comparative, Integrative Physiology) . Dr. Evans received the University of Miami Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Teacher of the Year Award in 1974, the University of Florida and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Awards in 1992, the University of Florida Teacher–Scholar of the Year Award in 1993, the Florida Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award in 1994, the University of Florida Professorial Excellence Program Award in 1996, the University of Florida Chapter of Sigma Xi Senior Research Award in 1998, and a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship in 2001. In 1999, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2008, he was awarded the August Krogh Lectureship of the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society. Dr. Evans has presented over 75 invited lectures and seminars, has published nearly 120 papers and book chapters and 160 abstracts, and has edited three editions of The Physiology of Fishes for CRC Press. He has been the recipient of research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the American Heart Association. His current research interests center on the hormonal and paracrine control of fish gill perfusion and epithelial transport.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology