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The Swinging Gate

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Newly appointed to the Rockefeller University in New York, Roderick MacKinnon embarks on X-ray diffraction studies, with the intention of eventually determining the 3-dimensional structure of ... More


Nerve and Muscle Cells

Jaakko Malmivuo

in Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195058239
eISBN:
9780199847839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter begins on a cellular level, with a discussion of the anatomy and physiology of nerve and muscle cells. It considers the structure of nerve and muscle tissue and in particular their ... More


Conservation of an Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguana, II: Morphological Variation and Conservation Priorities

Ronald L. Carter and William K. Hayes

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter analyzes morphological and genetic variations within and between the three subspecies of the San Salvador iguana (Cyclura rileyi). It considers several aspects of morphology including ... More


The nuclear envelope

John C. Lucchesi

in Epigenetics, Nuclear Organization & Gene Function: With implications of epigenetic regulation and genetic architecture for human development and health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198831204
eISBN:
9780191869266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831204.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The nuclear envelope is a double membrane sheath made up of two lipid bilayers—an outer and an inner membrane. The inner surface of the inner membrane is associated with a meshwork of filaments made ... More


The Little World of Marine Particles

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

in Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787495
eISBN:
9780191829604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787495.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Although they often represent a few tens of micrograms per liter, marine particles play a key role in the regulation of the ocean’s chemistry. They are diverse in nature (living or non-living, ... More


Basic Physical Properties of Soil

Marco Bittelli, Gaylon S. Campbell, and Fausto Tomei

in Soil Physics with Python: Transport in the Soil–Plant–Atmosphere System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199683093
eISBN:
9780191763175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683093.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter describes the basic physical properties of soils, such as structure, texture, specific surface area, and volumetric and mass fractions. Soils can be investigated at different scales and ... More


Sensation

Thomas Nail

in Being and Motion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190908904
eISBN:
9780190908942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908904.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter puts forward a kinetic theory of sensation. Sensation occurs at the period where a flow folds back over itself and touches itself. It is the ambiguous kinetic structure of the period ... More


Knot

Thomas Nail

in Being and Motion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190908904
eISBN:
9780190908942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908904.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that fields circulate and order folds as degrees of flux, but that fields can also combine themselves into larger and smaller knotworks based on their shared circulations and ... More


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