Insect Metamorphosis
  • Author : Xavier Belles
  • Release Date : 14 March 2020
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128130216

Insect Metamorphosis Book Summary

Insect Metamorphosis: From Natural History to Regulation of Development and Evolution explores the origin of metamorphosis, how it evolved, and how it is it regulated. The book discusses insect metamorphosis as a key innovation in insect evolution. With most of the present biodiversity on Earth composed of metamorphosing insects—approximately 1 million species currently described, with another 10-30 million still waiting to be discovered, the book delves into misconceptions and past treatments. In addition, the topic of integrating insect metamorphosis into the theory of evolution by natural selection as noted by Darwin in his On the Origin of Species is also discussed. Users will find this to be a comprehensive and updated review on insect metamorphosis, covering biological, physiological and molecular facets, with an emphasis on evolutionary aspects. Features updated knowledge from the past decade on the mechanisms of action of juvenile hormone, the main doorkeeper of insect metamorphosis Aids researchers in entomology or developmental biology dealing with specialized aspects of metamorphosis Provides applied entomologists with recently updated data, especially on regulation, to better face the problems of pest control and management Gives general evolutionary biologists context on the process of metamorphosis in its larger scope

Insect Metamorphosis

Insect Metamorphosis

Author : Xavier Belles
Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Science
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Insect Metamorphosis: From Natural History to Regulation of Development and Evolution explores the origin of metamorphosis, how it evolved, and how it is it regulated. The book discusses insect metamorphosis as a key innovation in insect evolution. With most of the present biodiversity on Earth composed of metamorphosing insects—approximately 1 ...

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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 - 3 June 1924) was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, but almost nobody was aware of his writing until after his death. Kafka did not intend for his unpublished work to come out after his death, but his wishes were ignored, to the world's benefit. ...

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Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
Genre : Nature
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Insects truly are the ugly ducklings of the natural world. How does something as beautiful as a butterfly begin life as little more than a fancy maggot? Or something as elegant and delicate as a lacewing hatch like a minuscule escapee from a horror movie? What are the circumstances that ...

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Genre : Fiction
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Franz Kafka, the author has very nicely narrated the story of Gregou Samsa who wakes up one day to discover that he has metamorphosed into a bug. The book concerns itself with the themes of alienation and existentialism. The author has written many important stories, including ‘The Judgement’, and much ...

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Publisher : Unknown
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* The first full-size publication of the magnum opus of Maria Sibylla Merian, considered by none other than David Attenborough to be among the most significant contributors to the field of entomology* An intriguing work by one of the foremost female scientists of the 17th centuryMaria Sibylla Merian was a German ...

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Author : Lawrence Irwin Gilbert
Publisher : Academic Press
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The publication of the extensive 7-volume work Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science has provided library customers and their end-users with a complete reference encompassing important developments and achievements in modern insect science including reviews on the ecdysone receptor, lipocalins, and bacterial toxins. This derivative from the major reference work, Insect Development: ...