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Epidermis

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The epidermis is the external surface of an animal and performs several functions. It is usually a monolayer of cells, but can also be composed of several layers of cells. Epidermal cells are ... More


Biomimetic materials

Julian Vincent

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Biological materials present the conventional materials scientist with alternative ways of achieving durability, recyclability, and adaptability. Technical materials are commonly designed to resist ... More


Morphology, Ultrastructure and Function of the Palmen Body and Contact Mallet

T. J. Fink

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes the correct morphology, ultrastructure, and formation of the Palmen body and contact mallet in mature mayflys. The three-dimensional analysis reveals that Palmen bodies appear ... More


The Crustacean Integument: Structure and Function

Richard M. Dillaman, Robert Roer, Thomas Shafer, and Shannon Modla

in Functional Morphology and Diversity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398038
eISBN:
9780190267780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398038.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The dorsobranchial exoskeleton of decapods has served as the archetype for studies of the structure and formation of crustacean cuticle. This cuticle consists of four layers: the epi-, exo-, and ... More


Basic Insect Functional Anatomy and Physiological Principles

Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods, and Stephen P. Roberts

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199225941
eISBN:
9780191774607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225941.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This chapter, which is suited for the reader without a background in entomology or insect physiology, provides an abbreviated description of the lifecycles, anatomy, and physiology of insects. In ... More


Respiratory faculties of aquatic invertebrates

Steven F. Perry, Markus Lambertz, and Anke Schmitz

in Respiratory Biology of Animals: evolutionary and functional morphology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780199238460
eISBN:
9780191864056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199238460.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Developmental Biology

This chapter introduces the ‘who has what’ in terms of respiratory organs for major water-breathing invertebrate groups. It begins with sponges and cnidarians—groups that have no recognizable ... More


The Crustacean Integument: Setae, Setules, and Other Ornamentation

Anders Garm and Les Watling

in Functional Morphology and Diversity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398038
eISBN:
9780190267780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398038.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The cuticle plays an important role in many aspects of crustacean biology, since it is the interface to the surrounding world. Thus, the cuticle displays many structural specializations all over the ... More


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