Frogs: Genetic Diversity, Neural Development and Ecological Implications


Henry Lambert (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070010

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of frogs. Frog`s neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is a classic and favorite object which have played a leading role in developing an understanding of the basic mechanisms of synaptic transmission and secretion of neuromediators. The genetic diversity, neural development and ecological implications of frogs are examined throughout the book.

Some of the topics the authors discuss in this compilation include poison storage and maturation in serous cutaneous glands of anurans; a mini-review of the suppression of anuran metamorphosis by synthetic chemical compounds; mechanisms of suprathreshold excitation of a frog tectal neuron column by discharge of a single moving edge or darkness detector and their relation to a frog escape reactions; physiological features of the blood’s system of frogs; and presynaptic voltage-dependent calcium channels at the frog neuromuscular junction. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Poison Storage and Maturation in Serous Cutaneous Glands of Anurans: An Integrative Ultrastructural Outlook
Giovanni Delfino, Filippo Giachi and Daniele Nosi (Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, UNIFI)

Chapter 2. Minireview: Suppression of Anuran Metamorphosis by Synthetic Chemical Compounds
Hideki Hanada, Keiko Kashiwagi, Ken-ichi Suzuki, Ichiro Tazawa, Takashi Yamamoto and Akihiko Kashiwagi (Institute for Amphibian Biology, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima, Japan)

Chapter 3. Mechanisms of Suprathreshold Excitation of a Frog Tectal Neuron Column by Discharge of a Single Moving Edge or Darkness Detector and Their Relation to a Frog‘s Escape Reactions
A. Baginskas and A. Kuras (Department of Physics, Mathematics and Biophysics, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania)

Chapter 4. Physiological Features of Blood‘s System of Frogs Rana ridibunda Pall
Marina Skorkina (Belgorod Region, Russian Federation)

Chapter 5. Presynaptic Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels at the Frog Neuromuscular Junction
A. N. Tsentsevitsky, D. V. Samigullin, L. F. Nurullin, E. F. Khaziev, E. E. Nikolsky and E. A. Bukharaeva (Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia)


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