Zoophysiology

Peritrophic Membranes

Authors: Peters, Werner

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Peritrophic membranes are secretion products of the midgut. For long they have been related only to insects, but they occur widely in the animal kingdom. They effect a part of the gut lumen and function not only as a mechanical protection barrier, but also as an ultrafilter, a barrier to parasites, and as envelopes for fecal pellets. Such peritrophic envelopes are of great ecological importance in marine environments. The book is divided into the following themes: - Occurrence - Formation and Structure - Degradation - Chemical Composition - Functions. It is the first comprehensive compilation of all data concerning peritrophic membranes and will provide a basis for future researches in this up to now often neglected field.

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  • Introduction

    Prof. Dr. Werner Peters

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peritrophic Membranes
Series Title
Zoophysiology
Series Volume
30
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-84414-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-84414-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-84416-4
Series ISSN
0720-1842
Edition Number
1
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