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Authors: Sofronios E. Papoutsoglou (Agricultural University of Athens, Greece) 
Book Description:
The discovery and study of the biological action of substances possessing hormonal properties comprise a considerable step towards a more comprehensive illustration of fish physiology. Fish in their vast majority do not constitute merely the most populous and phylogenetically oldest vertebrate group of organisms, but also a constant source of information regarding the mode of action of physiological and endocrinological processes of the phylogenetically evolved vertebrates, including mammals and humans. Although cells with neurohormonal properties have been identified in fish during the first decades of the 20th century, it is only over the past thirty years that these cells have been the object of intensive research efforts which, at an ever accelerating pace, are attaining a number of significant goals. This book presents current research in the study of fish endocrinology. (Imprint: Nova)

Book Reviews
This book has been reviewed by the following people:

A. Eleftheriou, Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Crete Greece, Former Director of Institute of Marine Biology of Crete. To read the review, click here.

"This is a remarkable and outstanding book which constitutes a unique acquisition for both Greek and international scientific literature. As clinician and researcher I was impressed by the similarities between the endocrine function of fish and humans. I was particularly amazed by the information this book provides on the neuro-hormonal response to stress exposition of fish and the influence of music on fish growth. This distinct edition by Prof. Sofronios Papoutsoglou represents a unique scientific offer in modern biology that first will definitely lead to better understanding of common pathways in vertebrate physiology and second will facilitate scientific dialogue between different disciplines of biology." Reviewed by Dr. Athanasios Dritsas MD, FESC, Cardiologist, Head of Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Section, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center


Table of Contents:


Chapter 1. Introduction;Pp. 1-38

1. General Information

2. Categories Of Hormones In Fish

Chapter 2. Fish Neuroendocrinological Systems;Pp. 39-261

1. The Brain

2. Adrenal Gland

3. The Pancreas (The Pancreatic Islets)

4. The Thyroid Gland

5. The Gonads

6. Gastrointestinal Endocrine System

7. Ultimobranchial Body Or Gland

8. Urophysis

9. The Pineal

10. The Corpuscles Of Stannius

11. The Juxtaglomerular Tissue

12. "Organs"-Tissues-Cells Of Unknown Of Questionable Endocrine Or Exocrine Function And Various Substances Of Possible, Unclear And/Or Unknown Hormonal Action

Chapter 3. Neuroendocrinology And Controlled Fish Farming;Pp. 263-324

1. Introduction

2. External Factors And Hormonal Mechanisms Of Fish

3. Controlled Reproduction And Hormonal Mechanisms Of Fish

4. Controlled Production - Stress And Hormonal Mechanisms Of Fish

5. Controlled Production And Hormonal Mechanisms Of Fish Growth Rate

Epilogue;Pp. 325-331

Fish Scientific And Common Names;Pp. 333-341



      Marine Biology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-June
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C) 413pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-270-3
   Status: AV
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