Comparative Vertebrate Morphology by Douglas Webster,Molly Webster

By Douglas Webster,Molly Webster

Comparative Vertebrate Morphology offers a finished dialogue of vertebrate morphology. The structure-function inspiration on the point of organs and organ platforms is key to an knowing of comparative evolutionary morphology. it's upon those 3 interrelated aspects—structure, functionality, and evolution— that that contents of this quantity were geared up and provided.
The publication opens with a dialogue of common ideas on vertebrate evolution. this is often through separate chapters on vertebrate phylogeny, skeletal elements, the cranial and postcranial skeleton, muscle tissue, muscular procedure, and improvement of the integument, apprehensive tissues, experience organs, fearful procedure constitution, apprehensive pathways, and endocrines. next chapters take care of the digestive, breathing, circulatory, excretory and water stability, and reproductive platforms.
This publication was once designed to satisfy the desires of a one-semester path for college kids who've already had an introductory direction in biology. it really is assumed that the lectures can be supplemented by means of a laboratory with its personal laboratory guide. The association of the textual content permits the trainer to coordinate the laboratory and lecture parts of the course.

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