The Mechanosensory Lateral Line
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This volume represents the published proceedings of an international conference on the Neurobiology and Evolution of the Mechanosensory Lateral Line System held August 31 to September 4, 1987, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, West Germany. The goal of this confer ence was to bring together researchers from all over the world to share informa tion about a major aquatic sensory system, the evolution and function of which have largely remained an enigma since the 18th century. The "lateral line" or "lateralis" system has been used as an umbrella term to…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This volume represents the published proceedings of an international conference on the Neurobiology and Evolution of the Mechanosensory Lateral Line System held August 31 to September 4, 1987, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, West Germany. The goal of this confer ence was to bring together researchers from all over the world to share informa tion about a major aquatic sensory system, the evolution and function of which have largely remained an enigma since the 18th century. The "lateral line" or "lateralis" system has been used as an umbrella term to describe what originally (without the aid of modern anatomical techniques) looked like a series of pits, grooves, and lines on the head and trunk of fishes and some amphibians. For at least the past 30 years, however, it has been recognized that the lateralis system comprises not one, but at least two functional classes of receptors: mechanoreceptors and electroreceptors. The relative ease with which the appropriate stimulus could be defined and measured for the electroreceptive class has resulted in an explosion of information on this submodality during the past 20 years. As a result, there is little ambiguity about the overall function of the electrosensory system, now generally regarded as an independent system in its own right. A similarly clear definition for the function of the mechanosensory lateralis system has not been as forthcoming.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Seitenzahl: 744
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. September 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 39mm
  • Gewicht: 1107g
  • ISBN-13: 9781461281573
  • ISBN-10: 1461281571
  • Artikelnr.: 36117631
Inhaltsangabe
Preface.- Acknowledgments.- Contributors.- I Introduction.- 1 A Brief Overview of the Mechanosensory Lateral Line System and the Contributions to This Volume.- 2 A Short Personal Review of the History of Lateral Line Research.- II Morphology, Phylogeny, and Ontogeny.- 3 The Phylogenetic Distribution and Innervation of Craniate Mechanoreceptive Lateral Lines.- 4 Developmental Constraints and Evolution of the Lateral Line System in Teleost Fishes.- 5 Diversity and Regression in the Amphibian Lateral Line and Electrosensory System.- 6 Evolution of Octavolateralis Sensory Cells.- 7 Organization and Development of the Zebrafish Posterior Lateral Line.- 8 Cellular Events Underlying the Regenerative Replacement of Lateral Line Sensory Epithelia in Amphibians.- III Peripheral Processing: Hydrodynamics, Biomechanics, and Neural Encoding.- 9 Functional Evolution of Lateral Line and Inner Ear Sensory Systems.- 10 Hydrodynamic Imaging of the Surroundings by the Lateral Line of the Blind Cave