Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Aestivation

Molecular and Physiological Aspects

Editors: Arturo Navas, Carlos, Carvalho, José Eduardo (Eds.)

  • First full overview on all aspects of aestivation
  • Written by international experts of the field
  • Addresses aestivation not only in reptiles, but also in mammals, birds, fish, sponges, insects and fossils
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Numerous animal species live in environments characterized by a seasonal reduction in the availability of water, which often but not always occurs when temperatures are highest. For many such animals, survival during the toughest season requires spending long periods of time in a rather inactive state known as aestivation. But aestivation is much more than remaining inactive. Successful aestivation requires the selection of a proper microhabitat, variable degrees of metabolic arrest and responsiveness to external stimuli, the ability to sense the proper time of year for emergence, the preservation of inactive tissue, and much more. So, aestivation involves a complex collection of behaviors, ecological associations and physiological adjustments that vary across species in their type, magnitude and course. This book seeks to explore the phenomenon of aestivation from different perspectives and levels of organization, ranging from microhabitat selection to genetic control of physiological adjustments. It brings together authors from across the world working on different systematic groups, approaches, and questions, but who are all ultimately working to better understand the complex issue of aestivation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Metabolic Depression: A Historical Perspective

    Withers, Philip C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Metabolic Regulation and Gene Expression During Aestivation

    Storey, Kenneth B. (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • The Connection Between Oxidative Stress and Estivation in Gastropods and Anurans

    Ferreira-Cravo, Marlize (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

  • Nitrogen Metabolism and Excretion During Aestivation

    Ip, Y. K. (et al.)

    Pages 63-94

  • Aestivation in Mammals and Birds

    Geiser, Fritz

    Pages 95-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aestivation
Book Subtitle
Molecular and Physiological Aspects
Editors
  • Carlos Arturo Navas
  • José Eduardo Carvalho
Series Title
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Series Volume
49
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02421-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02421-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02420-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26138-1
Series ISSN
0079-6484
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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