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Principles of animal design : the optimization and symmorphosis debate, edited by Ewald R. Weibel, C. Richard Taylor, Liana Bolis

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Principles of animal design : the optimization and symmorphosis debate
Title
Principles of animal design
Title remainder
the optimization and symmorphosis debate
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ewald R. Weibel, C. Richard Taylor, Liana Bolis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Animal species show great diversity in design as a result of their adaptation to different life conditions. Is their design optimized? Are animals built economically, with no more structure than that needed to perform their function, as the principle of symmorphosis predicts? There is considerable scientific controversy surrounding these questions because, although there is much evidence suggesting that animals are indeed well designed, evolutionary biology tells us that animals are not "engineered" but result from evolution by natural selection." "In this book these highly controversial questions are debated by eminent experts on the basis of a wealth of evidence ranging from the molecular biology and biochemistry of enzyme systems through the study of bone and muscle to the design and function of integrated systems of energy supply and the nervous system. They are discussed from the point of view of physiology and morphology, as well as from that of evolutionary biology." "A broad range of biologists interested in functional morphology, whether they are biochemists, physiologists, zoologists, or evolutionary biologists, will find this book a fascinating addition to the literature."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL799
LC item number
.P6635 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weibel, Ewald R
  • Taylor, C. Richard
  • Bolis, Liana
  • International Conference on Comparative Physiology
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  • Morphology (Animals)
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Physiology
  • Symmorphosis
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Principles of animal design : the optimization and symmorphosis debate, edited by Ewald R. Weibel, C. Richard Taylor, Liana Bolis
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Publication
Note
Papers from the Twelfth International Conference on Comparative Physiology, held July 1, 1995, on Monte Verità above Ascona, Switzerland
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • In memory of Charles Richard Taylor (1939-1995)/
  • Ewald R. Weibel
  • Liana Bolis
  • life with animals: from cat to fish/
  • Liana Bolis
  • 1.
  • Symmorphosis and optimization of biological design: introduction and questions/
  • Ewald R. Weibel
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • How much structure is enough?.
  • p. 11
  • 2.1.
  • Overview/
  • Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
  • p. 11
  • 2.2.
  • Convergence as an analytical tool in evaluating design/
  • Steven Vogel
  • p. 13
  • 2.3.
  • Evolution of biological safety factors: a cost/benefit analysis/
  • Jared M. Diamond
  • p. 21
  • 2.4.
  • Symmorphosis and safety factors/
  • R. McNeill Alexander
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Evolution of optimal systems.
  • p. 37
  • 3.1.
  • Overview/
  • Malcolm S. Gordon
  • p. 37
  • 3.2.
  • Conceptual and methodological issues in testing the predictions of symmorphosis/
  • Theodore Garland, Jr.
  • p. 40
  • 3.3.
  • Testing the evolutionary origin and maintenance of symmorphosis/
  • Martin E. Feder
  • p. 48
  • 3.4.
  • concept of symmorphosis applied to growing birds/
  • Robert E. Ricklefs
  • p. 56
  • 4.
  • Bone design and biomechanics.
  • p. 63
  • 4.1.
  • Overview/
  • Simon Maddrell
  • p. 63
  • 4.2.
  • Optimality in the design of bony elements/
  • Pieter Dullemeijer
  • p. 64
  • 4.3.
  • Optimization of musculoskeletal design - does symmorphosis apply?/
  • Andrew A. Biewener
  • p. 70
  • 4.4.
  • Responses of bone to stress: constraints on symmorphosis/
  • Daniel E. Lieberman
  • Alfred W. Crompton
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Muscles and locomotion.
  • p. 87
  • 5.1.
  • Overview/
  • James W. Glasheen
  • p. 87
  • 5.2.
  • malleability of skeletal muscle/
  • Dirk Pette
  • Robert S. Staron
  • p. 89
  • 5.3.
  • Fine tuning the molecular motor of muscle/
  • H. Lee Sweeney
  • p. 95
  • 5.4.
  • Matching muscle performance to changing to changing demand/
  • Lawrence C. Rome
  • p. 103
  • 5.5.
  • Moving on land: optimizing for minimum cost/
  • Thomas J. Roberts
  • p. 114
  • 5.6.
  • Optimization of cost of transport in swimming/
  • Daniel Weihs
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Design of cells for metabolism.
  • p. 129
  • 6.1.
  • Overview/
  • Stan L. Lindstedt
  • p. 129
  • 6.2.
  • Molecular symmorphosis, metabolic regulation, and metabolons/
  • Paul A. Srere
  • p. 131
  • 6.3.
  • Are protein isoforms requisite for optimizing regulation of ATP turnover rates?/
  • Peter William Hochachka
  • p. 140
  • 6.4.
  • Muscle energy balance in sound production and flight/
  • Kevin E. Conley
  • Stan L. Lindstedt
  • p. 147
  • 6.5.
  • Design of glycolytic and oxidative capacities in muscles/
  • Raul K. Suarez
  • p. 155
  • 7.
  • Lungs and gills for gas exchange.
  • p. 165
  • 7.1.
  • Overview/
  • Pierre Dejours
  • p. 165
  • 7.2.
  • Limits of adaptation in pulmonary gas exchange/
  • Connie C. W. Hsia
  • p. 168
  • 7.3.
  • lungs of the flying vertebrates - birds and bats: is their structure optimized for this elite mode of locomotion?/
  • John N. Maina
  • p. 177
  • 7.4.
  • Gills of water-breathers: structures with multiple functions/
  • Edwin W. Taylor
  • p. 186
  • 7.5.
  • Factors influencing the optimization of hemoglobin oxygen transport in fish/
  • David Randall
  • p. 195
  • 8.
  • Nutrient supply system.
  • p. 203
  • 8.1.
  • Overview/
  • Amiram Shkolnik
  • p. 203
  • 8.2.
  • match between load and capacity during lactation: where is the limit to energy expenditure?/
  • Kimberly A. Hammond
  • p. 205
  • 8.3.
  • Optimization in design of the digestive system/
  • Ian D. Hume
  • p. 212
  • 8.4.
  • How ruminants adapt and optimize their digestive system "blueprint" in response to resource shifts/
  • Reinhold R. Hofmann
  • p. 220
  • 8.5.
  • Optimality in complex dynamic systems: constraints, trade-offs, priorities/
  • Wolfgang Wieser
  • p. 230
  • 9.
  • Integrative systems for oxygen and fuel delivery.
  • p. 239
  • 9.1.
  • Overview/
  • Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz
  • p. 239
  • 9.2.
  • Symmorphosis and the mammalian respiratory system: what is optimal design and does it exist?/
  • James H. Jones
  • p. 241
  • 9.3.
  • Adjusting maximal fuel delivery for differences in demand/
  • Jean-Michel Weber
  • p. 249
  • 9.4.
  • converging pathways for oxygen and substrates in muscle mitochondria/
  • Hans Hoppeler
  • p. 255
  • 9.5.
  • Fuel specialists for endurance/
  • Yvon Le Maho
  • Mohamed Bnouham
  • p. 263
  • 10.
  • Design of nervous systems.
  • p. 269
  • 10.1.
  • Overview/
  • Richard D. Keynes
  • p. 269
  • 10.2.
  • design of peripheral nerve fibers/
  • Richard D. Keynes
  • p. 271
  • 10.3.
  • Observing design with compound eyes/
  • Simon B. Laughlin
  • p. 278
  • 10.4.
  • Evolution of a visual system for life without light: optimization via tinkering in blind mole rats/
  • Eviatar Nevo
  • p. 288
  • 11.
  • How good is best? Some afterthoughts on symmorphosis and optimization/
  • Ewald R. Weibel
  • p. 299
  • Index.
  • p. 307
Control code
ocm36817074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 314 p.
Isbn
9780521586672
Lccn
97013547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Principles of animal design : the optimization and symmorphosis debate, edited by Ewald R. Weibel, C. Richard Taylor, Liana Bolis
Publication
Note
Papers from the Twelfth International Conference on Comparative Physiology, held July 1, 1995, on Monte Verità above Ascona, Switzerland
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • In memory of Charles Richard Taylor (1939-1995)/
  • Ewald R. Weibel
  • Liana Bolis
  • life with animals: from cat to fish/
  • Liana Bolis
  • 1.
  • Symmorphosis and optimization of biological design: introduction and questions/
  • Ewald R. Weibel
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • How much structure is enough?.
  • p. 11
  • 2.1.
  • Overview/
  • Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
  • p. 11
  • 2.2.
  • Convergence as an analytical tool in evaluating design/
  • Steven Vogel
  • p. 13
  • 2.3.
  • Evolution of biological safety factors: a cost/benefit analysis/
  • Jared M. Diamond
  • p. 21
  • 2.4.
  • Symmorphosis and safety factors/
  • R. McNeill Alexander
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Evolution of optimal systems.
  • p. 37
  • 3.1.
  • Overview/
  • Malcolm S. Gordon
  • p. 37
  • 3.2.
  • Conceptual and methodological issues in testing the predictions of symmorphosis/
  • Theodore Garland, Jr.
  • p. 40
  • 3.3.
  • Testing the evolutionary origin and maintenance of symmorphosis/
  • Martin E. Feder
  • p. 48
  • 3.4.
  • concept of symmorphosis applied to growing birds/
  • Robert E. Ricklefs
  • p. 56
  • 4.
  • Bone design and biomechanics.
  • p. 63
  • 4.1.
  • Overview/
  • Simon Maddrell
  • p. 63
  • 4.2.
  • Optimality in the design of bony elements/
  • Pieter Dullemeijer
  • p. 64
  • 4.3.
  • Optimization of musculoskeletal design - does symmorphosis apply?/
  • Andrew A. Biewener
  • p. 70
  • 4.4.
  • Responses of bone to stress: constraints on symmorphosis/
  • Daniel E. Lieberman
  • Alfred W. Crompton
  • p. 78
  • 5.
  • Muscles and locomotion.
  • p. 87
  • 5.1.
  • Overview/
  • James W. Glasheen
  • p. 87
  • 5.2.
  • malleability of skeletal muscle/
  • Dirk Pette
  • Robert S. Staron
  • p. 89
  • 5.3.
  • Fine tuning the molecular motor of muscle/
  • H. Lee Sweeney
  • p. 95
  • 5.4.
  • Matching muscle performance to changing to changing demand/
  • Lawrence C. Rome
  • p. 103
  • 5.5.
  • Moving on land: optimizing for minimum cost/
  • Thomas J. Roberts
  • p. 114
  • 5.6.
  • Optimization of cost of transport in swimming/
  • Daniel Weihs
  • p. 121
  • 6.
  • Design of cells for metabolism.
  • p. 129
  • 6.1.
  • Overview/
  • Stan L. Lindstedt
  • p. 129
  • 6.2.
  • Molecular symmorphosis, metabolic regulation, and metabolons/
  • Paul A. Srere
  • p. 131
  • 6.3.
  • Are protein isoforms requisite for optimizing regulation of ATP turnover rates?/
  • Peter William Hochachka
  • p. 140
  • 6.4.
  • Muscle energy balance in sound production and flight/
  • Kevin E. Conley
  • Stan L. Lindstedt
  • p. 147
  • 6.5.
  • Design of glycolytic and oxidative capacities in muscles/
  • Raul K. Suarez
  • p. 155
  • 7.
  • Lungs and gills for gas exchange.
  • p. 165
  • 7.1.
  • Overview/
  • Pierre Dejours
  • p. 165
  • 7.2.
  • Limits of adaptation in pulmonary gas exchange/
  • Connie C. W. Hsia
  • p. 168
  • 7.3.
  • lungs of the flying vertebrates - birds and bats: is their structure optimized for this elite mode of locomotion?/
  • John N. Maina
  • p. 177
  • 7.4.
  • Gills of water-breathers: structures with multiple functions/
  • Edwin W. Taylor
  • p. 186
  • 7.5.
  • Factors influencing the optimization of hemoglobin oxygen transport in fish/
  • David Randall
  • p. 195
  • 8.
  • Nutrient supply system.
  • p. 203
  • 8.1.
  • Overview/
  • Amiram Shkolnik
  • p. 203
  • 8.2.
  • match between load and capacity during lactation: where is the limit to energy expenditure?/
  • Kimberly A. Hammond
  • p. 205
  • 8.3.
  • Optimization in design of the digestive system/
  • Ian D. Hume
  • p. 212
  • 8.4.
  • How ruminants adapt and optimize their digestive system "blueprint" in response to resource shifts/
  • Reinhold R. Hofmann
  • p. 220
  • 8.5.
  • Optimality in complex dynamic systems: constraints, trade-offs, priorities/
  • Wolfgang Wieser
  • p. 230
  • 9.
  • Integrative systems for oxygen and fuel delivery.
  • p. 239
  • 9.1.
  • Overview/
  • Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz
  • p. 239
  • 9.2.
  • Symmorphosis and the mammalian respiratory system: what is optimal design and does it exist?/
  • James H. Jones
  • p. 241
  • 9.3.
  • Adjusting maximal fuel delivery for differences in demand/
  • Jean-Michel Weber
  • p. 249
  • 9.4.
  • converging pathways for oxygen and substrates in muscle mitochondria/
  • Hans Hoppeler
  • p. 255
  • 9.5.
  • Fuel specialists for endurance/
  • Yvon Le Maho
  • Mohamed Bnouham
  • p. 263
  • 10.
  • Design of nervous systems.
  • p. 269
  • 10.1.
  • Overview/
  • Richard D. Keynes
  • p. 269
  • 10.2.
  • design of peripheral nerve fibers/
  • Richard D. Keynes
  • p. 271
  • 10.3.
  • Observing design with compound eyes/
  • Simon B. Laughlin
  • p. 278
  • 10.4.
  • Evolution of a visual system for life without light: optimization via tinkering in blind mole rats/
  • Eviatar Nevo
  • p. 288
  • 11.
  • How good is best? Some afterthoughts on symmorphosis and optimization/
  • Ewald R. Weibel
  • p. 299
  • Index.
  • p. 307
Control code
ocm36817074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 314 p.
Isbn
9780521586672
Lccn
97013547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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