More Details about Fish Physiology Fish Neuroendocrinology Volume 28 28th Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Nicholas J Bernier and Anthony Peter Farrell and Colin J Brauner and Glen Van Der Kraak
PublisherElsevier
Edition28th Edition
ISBN9780123746313
Pages560
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJuly 2009

Description

The study of fish neuroendocrinology has had a significant impact on our general understanding of the functional roles and evolution of a variety of neurochemical messengers and systems. Not only do fish possess unique neuroendocrine features, they have also been and remain an important vertebrate models for the discovery of new neuropeptides. In the last fifty years, neuroendocrinologists have documented a complex and seemingly infinite number of interactions between hormones and nerve structures. Gradually emerging from this knowledge is an understanding of the specific neurohormonal pathways and the messengers responsible for maintaining homeostasis in an aquatic environment and for regulating the functional systems that allow for the highly diverse life histories and reproductive tactics of fish Despite its recent growth, breadth and unique attributes, there is no single text covering the discipline of fish neuroendocrinology. In fact, other than a few mammalian neuroendocrinology textbooks, there is a serious lack of texts in comparative neuroendocrinology. Currently, information on the anatomical organization and function.