Physiological Systems in Insects,
Edition 4
By Marc J. Klowden and Subba Reddy Palli

Publication Date: 27 Sep 2022

Physiological Systems in Insects, Fourth Edition explores why insects have become the dominant animals on the planet. Sections describe the historical investigations that have led us to our current understanding of insect systems. Integrated within a basic physiological framework are modern molecular approaches that provide a glimpse of the genetic and evolutionary frameworks that testify to the unity of life on earth. This updated edition describes advances that have occurred in our understanding of hormone action, metamorphosis, and reproduction, along with new sections on the role of microbiomes, insecticide action and its metabolism, and a chapter on genetics, genomics and epigenetic systems.

The book represents a collaborative effort by two internationally known insect physiologists who have instructed graduate courses in insect physiology. As such, it is the ideal resource for entomologists and those in other fields who may require knowledge of insect systems.

Key Features

  • Presents updated information on key physiological principles
  • Covers detailed and instructive figures for visual enhancement
  • Provides flowing text without the interruption of citations
  • Includes evolutionary considerations throughout, also providing a discussion on the implications of molecular techniques and discoveries
  • Encourages further reading with a complete bibliography at end of each chapter
About the author
By Marc J. Klowden, Professor Emeritus of Entomology, University of Idaho, Moscow ID, USA and Subba Reddy Palli, Professor, Department Chair, and State Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, USA
Table of Contents

1. Signaling Systems
2. Integumentary Systems
3. Developmental Systems
4. Reproductive Systems
5. Behavioral Systems
6. Metabolic Systems
7. Circulatory Systems
8. Excretory Systems
9. Respiratory Systems
10. Locomotor Systems
11. Nervous Systems
12. Communication Systems
13. Genetics, Genomics, and Epigenetic Systems

Book details
ISBN: 9780128203590
Page Count: 726
Illustrations : Approx. 200 illustrations
Retail Price : £93.99

9780123847478; 9780128030332; 9780123849847


Upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, researchers, professors with an interest in or working on entomology, physiology and plant protection. Primarily entomologists - senior undergraduates and graduate students. Entomology faculty also widely use this book as a reference. Life sciences faculty also use this book as a reference. College and graduate student level textbook. Researchers in the field of the study