Fish Endocrinology

B.N. Yadav, Daya, 1995, 170 p, figs, plates, ISBN : 817035143X, $30.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. 1. The adrenal gland. 2. The pituitary gland. 3. The thyroid gland. 4. The endocrine pancreas and gastro-intestinal hormones. 5. Gonads and their hormones. 6. The pineal organ, urophysis, ultimobranchial organ and corpuscles of stannius. 7. The pheromones. 8. Hormones, migration and osmoregulation. 9. Hormones and aquaculture. 10. Hormones and skin pigmentation. 11. Prospects for future research. Index.

"The book "Fish Endocrinology" is an excellent book comprising eleven chapters which deal with the structural details and physiology of the various endocrine glands in Cyclostomes, Elasmobranchs and Teleosts. It is one of the best expositions for teachers and research workers interested in fish endocrinology all over the world. Latest references concerned, have been cited in this book and contributions of Indian workers have also been frequently incorporated. The illustrations include some beautiful microphotographs also. In the last chapter, 'Prospects for future research' has been discussed which is of great value for the researchers. This book will definitely be an asset for the libraries." (jacket)

[B.N. Yadava is Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, Magadh University.]

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